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Ofsted or 'Office for Standards in Education', is a Government Department that works with the DfES to monitor all schools by carrying out inspections every 3-4 years.

We are very proud of our most recent Ofsted inspection, which stated of St Paul's Infant School ...


"This is a good school."

"The school is a harmonious, diverse community where differences are both respected and celebrated.  Pupils enjoy learning and are keen to do well."

"Together teachers and teaching assistants promote positive relationships and enthusiasm in learning."

"Staff are proud to be part of the school, endorse the vision of leaders, feel well supported and believe that the school is a well ordered, calm and aspirational place to work."

"Pupils enjoy being together and attitudes in and out of lessons are good.  Pupils are very polite, helpful and interested in the world and other people.  They are confident to speak to adults and friendly and polite to visitors.  They say that the school is caring and people are kind."

"Good provision for pupils who arrive mid-year, sometimes with little knowledge of English, means that they settle, enjoy coming to school and learn quickly."

"The learning environment is welcoming, stimulating and well organised."

"The rich environment offers many opportunities for learning through play.  Adults are quick to spot when they can join in and use skillful questioning to promote deeper learning."

Parents are overwhelmingly positive about how well children are progressing, not just academically, but in confidence.  Several used the world 'blossoming' to describe this process."

You can read or download the full inspection report below.

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

You can find further information at

Link to our current Ofsted report

St Pauls Infant School

Hillary Road, Penenden Heath, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2BS

01622 753322