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About Us

About Us

Welcome to Poverest Primary School!

Welcome to the Poverest Primary School website. We hope it will give you a flavour of life at our school and a sense of what we value. We encourage, inspire and challenge our pupils to ‘learn together, grow together and succeed together’ to ensure that every child reaches their full potential, are happy and ready for life beyond our Primary School. We are a two-form entry school. We also have an Autistic Specialist Unit with two classrooms. We pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of our school. Despite the increase in size, over recent years, we maintain our small school caring and nurturing environment. Please read on for more information about us or watch the video below to get a feeling for our school.


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We are part of a Co-operative Schools Network Foundation Trust with Southborough, Edgebury and Downe Primary Schools in Bromley and we also work with Bromley High Girls School . We call ourselves AfACT (Aspiration for All Co-operative Trust). This has been a very exciting chapter for our school. We are always looking to improving our school still further through working collaboratively.

We have a highly committed and skilled team of staff, who work tirelessly to make sure that our children receive excellent care, meeting all their academic, social and emotional health needs. We are particularly proud of the efforts our Year 6 and Year 2 pupils made in their end of Key Stage assessments. Most importantly all pupils at Poverest make good levels of progress, regardless of their starting point.

As recognised by Ofsted, we are very much a community school and our families are welcome as much as possible. This partnership was part of the reason why our ‘Outstanding’ EYFS were nominated for an award by the TES. At the heart of our school is a commitment to promote shared values helping us to be responsible, respectful, kind and caring members of our community.

We are extremely proud of the varied opportunities that are offered to pupils across the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities. The impressive range of extra-curricular activities are constantly changing and currently include Cross Country, Boxing, Jujitsu, Chess, Art, Glee Club, Music lessons, Football, and Homework Club to name but a few.

Our pupils have opportunities to learn through a wide range of educational visits and events, including residential trips in Years 2, 4, 5 and 6. There is a shared drive to constantly review, improve and enrich our curriculum to ensure learning is relevant and exciting for all pupils.

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 and read our weekly newsletters to see all the interesting things happening at our school. Please contact the school direct with any queries you may have and do come along and meet us.



Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060