Foster's Primary School
Bexley, United Kingdom
About Foster's Primary School
Foster’s Primary School is a mixed, non-denominational voluntary-controlled primary school for pupils aged three to 11.
It is located in Welling, Bexley, Kent, and has just under 450 pupils. There is a 52 place nursery on site. The school is the oldest primary school in Bexley.
The school can trace its history back to 1727, when William Foster established a foundation for learning. In his will he provided for a school for 20 poor children in the place of his birth.
Foster's moved to a new location in September 1998. The school is a two form entry school admitting 60 children each academic year. It also has a 52 place nursery on the site.
Mr Bruce Fletcher
Values and vision
Foster’s Primary School’s mission statement reads: “At Foster’s we aim to create and maintain an environment in which children are enabled to develop academically, socially, emotionally and personally.”
The school aims is to provide pupils with a safe and secure environment where they can develop academically and be happy. It provides a framework, which it hopes will allow all its children to develop as individuals, and enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning.
Foster’s encourages pupils to “celebrate our differences in order to foster respect and tolerance for each other”. The school has an “open door policy for parents” and believes that communication is the key to a successful school.
“Pupils achieve well from their starting points. Their behaviour and positive attitudes to learning mean they are confident in starting their next schools.The most recent unvalidated national tests results for the oldest pupils are the best for some time.”