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Pluckley Church of England Primary School ‘Enjoying, Learning and Achieving Together.’


Welcome to Pluckley Church of England Primary School!

Pluckley  Church of England Primary School provides a high quality education in an idyllic rural location. We are at the heart of the community and are justly proud of our achievements. Please read below comments that have been made about our school from parents, pupils, Ofsted and others.

Comments from parents :
· Communication with parents is good, staff are always friendly and welcoming, always going above and beyond.
· My children love school, the teachers are amazing and I have complete trust.
· Providing a happy safe environment with excellent pastoral care for my children to learn in.
· My children are new to the school and I am so happy and my children are happy here, and they have a lovely teacher.
· The school has great values which I hope will continue to be upheld, Pluckley School strives to achieve high standards in education.
· Brilliant teaching!
· Parent teacher communication is excellent. My child feels very happy and safe.
· Good standard of teaching and extra-curricular activities.
· Working well with parents to improve any problems that children may have.
· Brilliant introduction into reception for parents and children.

Ofsted says:

2013 Church Inspection:"This school is a joyful Christian community. Everyone is accepted, well cared for and loved. The Christian ethos is implicit in all that the school does. Its pupils are confident, articulate, reflective and kind.They are well prepared to continue with the next phase of their education."

2011 Section 8 ICT inspection:"Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is outstanding. They take turns, help each other and are very willing to support each other’s learning."

2010 Section 5 Inspection:"The school shows outstanding strengths in pupils' spiritual moral, social and cultural development, the excellent care, guidance and support it offers all of its pupils, but more especially the most vulnerable."


Further information regarding admissions can be found via the following links:

Tours and Open Mornings for Prospective Parents


Do you have a child starting school in September 2022? 


If so, we would be delighted to introduce you and your child to our school; please contact the school office on 01233 840422 or email to arrange a visit.


Details about our Open Mornings will follow in due course.


Admission arrangements for 2021/2022

Admission arrangements for 2022/2023

Admission arrangements for 2023/2024

In Year Admissions

As well as our Reception Class intake each year in September, we also accept in year admissions. Please contact the school office on 01233 840422 or using to find out the current availability of places.


Oversubscription Criteria


If our school is oversubscribed we use the criteria set out in our admissions arrangements, to decide the order in which children are offered places.


How to appeal a school offer - 2022


If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are either unhappy with the school place you have been offered of if you have been refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022) - you can appeal for any schools you named in your application.


You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.


We recommend that you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your appeal and will guarantee your child has a school place if your appeal is unsuccessful. If your appeal is successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.


Further information regarding appeals can be found via the following link:

Admissions for children starting Year R in September 2022


If you have a child due to start school in September 2022 and are considering Pluckley Church of England Primary School please do not hesitate to get in contact to arrange for a tour or just to get more information.