Welcome to our website



Mr Paul McCarthy Executive Headteacher

We would like to welcome you to our website and hope that as you read about our wonderful school, the words and pictures bring it to life, showing you what an amazing learning environment it is. We are sure that it will give you a sense of the school’s ethos as well as providing useful information about our learning community.

Monkton Church of England Primary School provides a safe and happy learning environment where children and adults share in the joy of learning. Set in beautiful grounds; with our own gardens, Forest School area, pond and playing fields right in the heart of Monkton, we welcome families from the village and beyond.

We are enormously proud of our school, and its place within the community of Thanet. Our school is a happy, vibrant learning community that puts our pupils and their needs first. Children are valued and nurtured as individuals; we believe that everyone is special and we strive to build relationships within the school that are conducted with care and concern for one another. All the staff and pupils share a strong belief in the Christian Foundations of Compassion, Courage and Justice.

Monkton CEP School develops the ‘whole’ child. Our children experience great learning, whilst developing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. These things together are the foundation for their future, equipping them for their life ahead. We aim to develop the whole child through a diverse and culture rich curriculum. We have the flexibility to shape a curriculum for the future; enabling the highest academic achievements in readiness for secondary school and beyond.

We are committed to providing an excellent education helping children to achieve by developing enquiring minds and instilling the motivation to learn. We nurture pupil’s ability to work both independently and collaboratively, whilst being confident in taking risks with their own learning.

Our Christian ethos encourages a real sense of community, and the family nature of the school means that children can be themselves in a safe and accepting environment. Pupils, parents, staff and governors work well together and value standards and achievements. Our overall aim is to provide an education that enables children to become confident, creative, aware and responsible members of an equal society.

Mr Chris Marston Head of School

The needs of the children are always paramount in the life and decision making within a school. I strongly believe in providing the children with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences, which build their enthusiasm for learning and help them to grow and develop positively in a variety of ways. I think it is crucial to involve the children and their families as partners in their education. I am also keen on building a whole school community which thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships. I know how vital working in partnership with parents really is in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. As key educators in your children’s lives, I feel that it is important that you have a voice and that as a school we are approachable and allocate time to listen to your concerns, worries or thoughts in order to move forwards together and in harmony. Everything we do here at Monkton Church of England Primary School is lived out because of our strong Christian Foundations of Compassion, Courage and Justice. Children leave here with the confidence that they can move forwards, be curious and discover the world around them. 

Compassion, Courage, Justice - Jesus said, 'Go and do the same.'