Crest Infant & Nursery School is a good school

(Formerly Delce Infant School & Nursery)

(Ofsted June 2016)

             “Reaching for the stars hand in hand”

A message from our headteacher, Mrs Shields…

As the headteacher of Crest Infant & Nursery School, I welcome you and your family to our website – your window into our learning community.

Our website is a source of information for parents and friends of the school, a celebration of our work and a glimpse for prospective pupils, parents and visitors of what our school is all about.

Crest Infant & Nursery School is a wonderful place to be; our hardworking staff are committed to providing the best possible care and education they can. We are very proud of our school and the way it is continually developing as a creative, child-centred environment.

We are really fortunate to have extensive grounds, which we use to enhance the curriculum. This includes our large meadow area in which the children undertake activities along the lines of the ‘Forest School’ approach. The children are encouraged to problem solve, work as a team and learn more about the natural habitat around the school. You can see some photographs in the gallery section of the children in the meadow, taking part in forest school activities.

We also use the local area which is steeped in history. Children visit Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Castle, the synagogue and the Guild Hall Museum as part of our curriculum. We also make the best possible use of Chatham Dockyard to support our learning.

We work closely with Delce Children’s Centre which provides early intervention and support for families through important partnership working and links with the community. We work hard to forge links with local pre-schools and junior schools to ensure a smooth transition at key points.

In our school we pride ourselves on providing a good level of education alongside a personal and individual environment where children have the ability to develop and thrive.

Children leave our school at the end of Year 2 with results in line with or above the national average and as importantly with the confidence and skills to face the challenge of moving forward to the next stage in their learning journey.

We value the partnership between home and school and encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The partnership between staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders is an essential one. Together we can set challenges and our partners can help us ask ‘how can we do it even better?’

If you would like to know more about our school, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions or arrange an appointment for you to meet with me and to view the school.

With warm wishes,

Jane Shields, Headteacher

Mrs Shields by Avani in Reception

Mrs Shields by Avani