Stour Academy

Finberry Primary School Ofsted inspection

Finberry Primary School is celebrating after receiving a Good judgement in all areas from Ofsted in its first inspection since opening in 2015.

Having moved into its permanent state of the art building in the Finberry Village in September 2017, the school is delighted to receive the endorsement from the education watchdog of the schools successes.

Finberry Primary School moved into their state of the art building in September 2017

Findings from inspectors highlighted the school’s strong leadership, pupil wellbeing, rich curriculum and nursery provision, the report stated: Children entering the Nursery make rapid progress from their starting points due to highly effective teaching.”

Simon O’Keefe, Chief Executive Officer of The Stour Academy Trust said “As a long-time resident of Ashford, I’m particularly pleased with the report. Finberry is the fifth school in The Stour Academy Trust to receive a good or outstanding judgement from Ofsted in the last three years. Chilmington Green Primary, our second Ashford school, opened only last month and we intend to replicate the same excellent start as seen with Finberry before moving both schools to outstanding.”

Assistant Head Mrs Siobhan Risley, Headteacher Ms Stella Scharinger, Parent Support Advisor Mrs Laura Evans
and pupils of Finberry Primary School

The report makes numerous references to the strong relationship between the school and The Stour Academy Trust together with the effective support the Trust provides.

Finberry Primary School and Chilmington Green Primary are holding an open evening for parents of children starting school in September 2019 on Tuesday 6th November at 4pm. Please visit to find out more about the open evening and to read the full ofsted report.