St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School aims to provide a stimulating and varied programme of education to enable children of all abilities and backgrounds to acquire confidence, knowledge and skills within an environment of the Christian faith and practice, respecting also those from other faiths. Staff, children, parents and governors work together for the care of the school within the community, committed to the spiritual, social, moral and intellectual welfare of the pupils.
Our school has been serving the local community of Northfleet in Kent since 1838. It was originally known as Northfleet National School and was rebuilt on its current site in 1976. Currently, there are 450 pupils on roll split into six infant classes (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) and nine junior classes (Key Stage 2). We benefit from a large multi purpose hall, a separate studio building and a wealth of technology including Laptops and iPads stations. We also have extensive grounds, including separate junior and infant playgrounds and large playing fields.
Inspired by Jesus, helping children to become the best they can be.
The Three R’s – Respect, Resilience, Responsibility
We shall promote Christian values of:
- Respect, so pupils and staff show love and forgiveness, working always for peace in our community, our country and our world.
- Responsibility, so pupils and staff actively serve and support the school and the wider communities in which they live, and strive for justice and equality for all people
- Resilience, so pupils and staff live in a positive climate of hope, show courage and compassion and are thankful both for the challenges they face and the blessings they receive.
Recognising its historic foundation, this Church of England Voluntary Aided primary school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an excellent education for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds in the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith. It promotes Christian values and spiritual development through the experience it offers to all its pupils.