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About Us

Welcome to Poverest Primary School!


September 2013 saw us start a new exciting chapter in the school's history.
Mrs Weeks  joined us as our new Head Teacher. She brought with her a wealth of experience in school improvement which she rapidly implemented within the school.

Supported by a knowledgeable Chair of Governors, excellent senior leadership and totally committed staff the school moved from 'Notice to Improve' to 'Good with outstanding Early Years' judged by Ofsted in a year! 2015 saw us as the only school in South East England to be shortlisted for Early Years Setting of Year by TES (Times Educational Supplement). We didn't win but were proud to have everyone's achievements recognised. Now we are striving to be judged 'Outstanding' in all areas as soon as possible. 

We were extremely proud of our Year 6 and Year 2 pupils and their amazing Summer results! The outstanding progress they made was not only due to the determination of the children to achieve their best but because they had an excellent band of skilled teachers to lead them there!

As recognised by Ofsted, we are very much a community school and our families are welcome as much as possible. No one has a chance to get bored as we are always planning new and exciting learning opportunities for us all. 

Confidence in a school comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it.  Here at Poverest it is our aim for every child to be happy and successful during their time with us and we strive to provide a secure, caring and fun environment in which each child can reach his or her potential.

We are a community of learners and we have a dedicated staff team who work hard to ensure that every child achieves their best.  We aim to prepare every child for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life beyond primary school through a variety of experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

We hope you enjoy looking at our website and find it useful. Do visit The Gallery where you can see the wide variety of learning opportunities the children enjoy. Please contact the school direct with any queries you may have and do come along and meet us!