Top marks for local school

Contributed by editor on Feb 03, 2005 - 12:28 AM


Kent County Council's annual OfSTED report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools has highly praised nine of the county's schools including the Folkestone School for Girls.

A further seven schools which have made significant improvements, moving out of special measures, have also been recognised.

The nine schools from Kent placed on the outstanding schools list are:

Bower Grove School, Maidstone

St Botolph's C of E Primary School, Chevening

Garlinge Infant School, Margate

Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone

St James' Infant School, West Malling

St Katharine's Knockholt C of E Primary School, Sevenoaks

The Folkestone School for Girls, Folkestone

Wilmington Primary School, Dartford

Woodlands Junior School, Tonbridge

The report also highlights the Channel School, Folkestone which has significantly improved and moved out of special measures.

KCC's Cabinet Member for Education Standards Paul Carter said that the consistent performances of the Folkestone School for Girls is outstanding and an inspiration not just for Kent, but for the whole country.