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Headteacher's Welcome


Petham Primary School is a small, rural school founded in 1776. We are proud to be part of Our Community Multi Academy Trust (OCMAT), a federation of schools under the leadership and guidance of Chief Executive Officer; Mr David Whitehead


Our school is in Petham, a rural village, close to the city of Canterbury. We are very fortunate to be able to learn in such a beautiful setting, surrounded by sheep, trees and hills and we are only a stone's throw away from the local church with which we have strong links. Petham is a happy and friendly place, where children enjoy learning (and playing!) and can achieve great things.

As the Headteacher I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, together with our dedicated staff. We are passionate about the school and the broad and bespoke education we provide for the children in our care.


We have around 110 children on roll, divided into 5 classes. We are a busy, friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

Impressions of Petham

At Petham we aim to:  

  • create a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone can be happy and is ready to learn;  
  • use our outdoor environment to its fullest; 
  • provide a full and varied curriculum where every child, regardless of ability, will encounter a wide range of experiences, both within the local area and further afield;  
  • have high expectations for all;  
  • have passionate staff who foster a love of learning, inquiry and resilience in order to inspire our children to achieve their potential and be prepared for the next stage of their education and adult life; 
  • encourage and support the development of staff and governors, in order to achieve the highest standards for all; 
  • be guided by our key values: leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. 


Our website aims to provide you with a snapshot of all the exciting and interesting things we do, but it is so much better to come and see it in real life.



If you would like to find out more about us, visits from prospective parents are welcomed. Please contact our school office to make an appointment.


We look forward to meeting you.


 Mr Scott Guy