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'.

Phoenix School Gains Anti-Bullying Award

Over the past 12 months we have been working hard towards this Anti-Bullying accreditation as we are always looking for ways to implement and maintain a safe and supportive learning community, where bullying is not tolerated. We are really pleased to announce that we have managed to achieve this award. We are really proud of the efforts of the staff, pupils, governors and parents of Phoenix Community Primary School and would like to particuarly thank Miss Leavey and Mrs Davis, who have been instrumental in gaining this award.

Miss Leavey (PSHE Curriculum Leader) said, "At Phoenix we work hard to maintain a safe and supportive learning community where children are valued and respected. Children are able to show respect towards one another and understand the impact of the choices they make" and this is evident as you walk around the school and spend time with the children.

One of our school’s core values is that children and staff work in a pleasant and purposeful learning environment and this Anti-Bullying Accreditation is part of our ongoing commitment into review our practices to make sure that they are the best that they can be. We're really pleased that in our latest parental survey, there was not one parent who stated that we did not deal with any reports of bullying effectively and that there were no children who said that they did not feel safe at school. This is testament to the good relationships between staff, parents and pupils.


    • 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