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Sandgate Primary School, Folkestone

Welcome to our school. Sandgate Primary School is an outstanding school ‘where pupils flourish academically and grow into mature and confident young people’ (Ofsted 2007).

Excellent Ofsted Primary in Folkestone Kent
We are dedicated to providing exceptional learning environments and opportunities for all our pupils. Our school has an atmosphere of purpose and calm and is alive with learning. It is a place where the confidence and the self-esteem of our children has high status, where children are excited by learning and are developed as independent learners.

We are a caring community. We pride ourselves in our commitment to ensuring all children are happy and successful at our school.

Message from the Head
Our aim is, at all times, to ensure that every child makes the most of his or her abilities. Success is a great motivator and all children have the right to enjoy success.
All children have strengths. These can readily be seen in academic achievement or in artistic, musical, dramatic and sporting success. Equal to these are the abilities which help us to excel as people. We encourage the development of good relationships based on friendship, honesty and loyalty, as well as self-discipline, respect and consideration for others. We appreciate enthusiasm and the willingness to participate in, and enjoy, many different activities.
Every aspect of your child's character and development is important to us. We aim to build from strength, to strength.
We are a Community school. I hope you will feel encouraged to feel part of our school and to work with us in creating the strongest of partnerships. Together we can achieve great things!
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child during the time we will share together at Sandgate Primary.

Helen Tait C.B.E. M.A.
Executive Head Teacher

Message from the House Captains
Welcome to Sandgate Primary School. We are the House Captains and we believe that we represent the views of all the pupils here at our school.
Every student has the opportunity to push their learning to the limit. We all have our ambitions and we strive to fulfil them, with high level challenges and encouragement from the teachers.
Friendship is a vital key to a happy school life; you can never have too many friends. We keep our friendships strong by using Peer Mediators, who help children solve their problems through the power of talking.
What do we enjoy most about our school?
We enjoy the variety of learning, especially our extra and cross-curricular activities. Recently, we have been participating in a unique concept, called Enrichment. This is an amazing chance to absorb yourself in learning that really interests and inspires you. It might help you towards what you want to achieve and be in adulthood.

Sandgate Primary promotes independent learning and encourages all its pupils to self assess, which will take us forward into further chapters of our lives.

House Captains 2012-2013

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