Welcome to our School

Welcome to the Phoenix Community Primary School website. We are delighted to introduce you to our school, and hope the information provided gives you all you need to get to know us better!

Phoenix Community Primary School is a one form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ashford. We moved into a new building in September 2008 which we share with Sure Steps Children’s Centre. Together we provide a wide range of activities and support for children and families.

Our website is designed to give you an insight into Phoenix and hopefully capture a sense of our school and the values which underpin all we seek to achieve. We would encourage you to take the opportunity to visit us so that you can experience this for yourself and answer any questions you may have.

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    • Reading for Pleasure

      Reading for Pleasure

      Every child deserves to leave primary school being able to securely read; a vital part of this is getting children to enjoy reading. We have an excellent, well-resourced school library which our children visit every week and this is also open to parents.

    • Safeguarding Children

      Safeguarding Children

      Looking after the welfare and safety of your children, both online and in the 'real world' is of paramount important at Phoenix School. Our Welfare & Safeguarding team meet regularly to discuss all children we have concerns about and what support the school can provide.

    • Music at Phoenix

      Music at Phoenix

      We are especially proud of our school's commitment to music - every pupil has a weekly music lesson in our purpose-built Music Studio and the school also subsidises individual instrumental tuition for all children in our Rock Band, Choir or Orchestra.

    • Creative Arts

      Creative Arts

      We have a strong commitment to the Creative Arts at Phoenix School and were awarded ArtsMark Gold in 2014. We continue to emphasise the importance of creativity in our teaching and throughout our wider curriculum.

    • Teaching Children to Read

      Teaching Children to Read

      When your child is learning to read, there are two crucial things to learn: what sounds are represented by written letters and how to blend these sounds together to make words. At Phoenix School we use a programme called 'Read, Write Inc.' to teach this.

    • Working with Parents

      Working with Parents

      Partnership with parents is essential to getting the best for your children. At Phoenix School we aim to work together to ensure that children feel safe and secure at school and also encourage parents to support their children's learning.

    • Healthy Children, Healthy Minds

      Healthy Children, Healthy Minds

      Central to children's wellbeing is a healthy lifestyle. There is plenty of lay equipment available at breaktimes and we actively encourage participation in a range of after-school clubs as well as entering competitions across Ashford and against other schools.

    • Our Partnership Work

      Our Partnership Work

      In order to secure the best possible outcomes for the children of Phoenix School, we work in partnership with a range of schools, companies and charities both local and national. We are also developing our international links.

    • Promoting Positive Values

      Promoting Positive Values

      Positive values and behaviours are activity encouraged throughout both the National Curriculum and the 'wider' life of the school. These are also identified and rewarded through our 'Behaviour for Learning Policy'.

Parental Survey

Each year, the staff and governors of Phoenix School meet to discuss our priorities for the coming year; we look at what has gone well over the past year and what we would like to develop in the future.

It is very important that parents have a voice in this process and so we conduct an annual Parental Survey. Every single parent has an important stake in the future of Phoenix School; your children are here and the decisions that we make directly impact on your children. This means that we need to hear from you what you think the school is doing well as well as what you feel could be improved.

These results are discussed at our annual Self-Evaluation Day and this feeds into our School Plan which you can access on our website.

Our last Parental Survey was February 2016, the results are published here and also includes national data as a basis for comparison.


  • All questions have a greater percentage of positive answers than other primary schools nationally.
  • 100% of parents who responded would recommend Phoenix School to another parent.
  • 97.5% of parents who responded agreed that their child was happy at Phoenix School.
  • 100% of parents who responded agreed that their child was taught well at Phoenix School.
  • There were no parents who said that the school did not deal with bullying effectively.

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    • Location

      Belmont Road, Ashford,
      Kent, TN24 9LS

      01233 622510
      01233 739236

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      Headteacher: James Tibbles
      Office Manager: Diane Davis
      Finance: Susan Burberry
      Site Manager: Shaun King