Welcome to Northbourne CEP School! We are excited and proud to share our unique, happy and vibrant school with you.
Northbourne CEP School is a rural, five class primary school, located within the beautiful countryside near Northbourne village and a short 5 minute drive from the towns of Deal and Sandwich. Our rural setting is at the heart of our school. We have extensive grounds which accommodate our large sports field, adventure play area, wild meadow and orchard, spiritual garden, allotments and greenhouses, chicken coop and honey bee hives, plus our established and hugely popular Forest School.
At Northbourne our staff, governors and pupils work hard to provide a safe and stimulating environment, where our curriculum enables pupils to enjoy “life in all its fullness” (John: 10 v10)
Northbourne is a successful Church of England Primary School and we share close links with St Augustine's Church in Northbourne village. We are currently graded Outstanding by the Diocese of Canterbury, which reflects our strong Christian ethos and the links we have with our local churches. Northbourne was graded Good by OFSTED in September 2016.
At Northbourne we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and family. We work closely alongside our local Deal primary schools. Northbourne CEP School is a founding Academy member of the Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust (DEALT) which is a newly formed MAT of seven local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.
We are committed to the ideal of a community partnership between home and school, and to this end, prospective parents are warmly invited to visit the school and meet the staff and children.
The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.