Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School OUTSTANDING.

To welcome visitors to this lovely little school, the headteacher Ellen Butcher says ‘I am very proud to lead such a brilliant team of adults who work tirelessly to make the children’s time here the best experience.

The children make me proud every day. Every child is encouraged and supported to be the very best that they can be; nothing should stop each child reaching for the stars.

As well as delightful children, we are very lucky to have an experienced team of Governors who are heavily involved with the school, strong links with our local churches and very good parental support. All in all, we have a very good school and a lot to celebrate!’

They do indeed have a lot to celebrate, with Ofsted inspectors judging the school OUTSTANDING in all areas. A glowing report speaks of inspirational leadership, staff excellence and a passionate commitment by all. The pupils were spoken of as being friendly and polite, with impeccable behaviour both in lessons and around the school.

The school staff, parents and pupils are delighted that Ofsted have recognised how hard everyone has worked. As is Patrick Leeson from KCC who said that the judgement of outstanding is a clear testimony to the school leadership and the dedication, ambition and hard work from pupils, families, staff and governors.

The school shared a wonderful celebration day with all the pupils, with party food at lunch time, bouncy castle, creative activities, ice creams and a disco.

Congratulations to all at Whitstable Endowed, an outstanding school which certainly has a lot to celebrate!