Starting School at Chilmington Green?

Everything you need to know...

Make sure you have read our Why choose Chilmington Green? page before you start!

If your child is going to be starting school with us in September, scroll through this page for lots of useful information for new parents.

Who we are

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Executive Headteacher
Ms S Scharinger

Head of School/SENCO
Mrs C Foreman

Assistant Headteacher
Miss N O’Connell
Miss Z Arscott

How we communicate

We use a parent communication app called Weduc as the primary method of communication with our parents. 

We use Weduc to:

  • Send and receive messages (which parents receive as app notifications)
  • Share letters and newsletters
  • Share key dates on our calendar
  • Share what’s been going on at the school in our newsfeed
  • Share useful links in ‘The Hub’

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School Uniform

We have thought carefully about our school uniform and have chosen it to be comfortable and practical for primary aged children whilst also being affordable for families. The sweatshirt/cardigan is the only piece of uniform
where it is important that the School logo is present.

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School Meals

We offer a balanced and nutritious school meals menu where children are encouraged to try a variety of new foods.

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Parent Consultation Evenings

Parent consultation evening

We hold two parent consultation evenings each academic year. They take place via video appointment where the parent joins a live video call with the teacher.

No additional software needs to be downloaded as the video app is web-based.

Timings of the school day/term dates

Over a school year, pupils are required to attend school for 190 days. Children do not come into school on Staff Development Days or Bank Holidays.

Chilmington Green Primary School is open from 7.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Compulsory times for children are 8.45am – 3.15pm which equates to 6 hours 30 minutes a day, or 32.5 hours per week.

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Latest student arrival time

08:45am – 10:40am


10:40am – 10:55am


10:55am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 12:55pm


12:55pm – 2:00pm


2.00pm – 2.15pm

KS1 Break (optional for KS2)

2.15pm – 3.15pm



School Finishes

Parent Support Advisor

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We have an in-school PSA who can support parents both practically and emotionally with any issues they may have regarding their children and/or school.