Weald of Kent Grammar School New

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Description: Weald of Kent Grammar School, TN9 2JPSchool IntroductionWeald of Kent Grammar school has two sites across Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, they are both close to the A21 road and a walkable distance from main ...

Weald of Kent Grammar School, TN9 2JP 

 

School Introduction 

Weald of Kent Grammar school has two sites across Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, they are both close to the A21 road and a walkable distance from mainline railway stations with direct services to London. Whilst the school is easily accessible it is also situated in large grounds with expansive views across the Kent countryside. The school aims to promote enjoyment of learning along with pride and desire for success among all its students. Their most recent Ofsted report offered high praise of the headteacher – who was formally a student at the school, in her clear drive and leadership towards the success of the school, as well as excellent teamwork and a ‘driving force’ behind the schools growing achievements. Due to the schools continued success they were given permissions to expand the Tonbridge site to include a purpose build Annexe in Sevenoaks. As well as this they have recently invested in the Tonbridge site which now has a brand-new Sports halls and Sixth Form Hub which strives to provide university style facilities.   

 

Key Facts 

Address: Tunbridge Campus: Tudeley Ln, Tonbridge TN9 2JP, Sevenoaks Campus: Seal Hollow Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3SN. 

County: Kent 

Type of School: Girls Grammar School, Mixed Gender Sixth Form. 

Age of Attendance: 11-18 

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2007) 

Number of Pupils: 1674 

 

School Performance - Key Figures at GCSE Results (2019):  

Progress 8 - This score indicates the progress made by pupils at the school between the end of KS2 and the end of KS4. It’s averaged against the pupils across England and based on the results in 8 key qualifications including English, Maths Sciences, Humanities and Languages. Looking at the students achievements and progress from the end of primary school and throughout secondary school. This is therefore a useful comparison and can highlight schools in which students show large improvements or alternately in which students seem to underachieve after their time at the school. Out of the 5 degrees, the schools achieving ‘above average’ and ‘well above average’ scores make up just 31% of schools in the UK, the rest being average or below average. The score of 0 represents around the national average grade, hence a score of 0.95 means that students are achieving around 95% of a grade higher than the national average. With a score of 1 representing a whole grade higher than national average.

 

Attainment 8 score: 72.5 -  This score indicates the performance of students in 8 key qualifications - the same as progress 8, comparatively to the other schools in the local authority, then in England on average.

 

Percentage of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths at GCSE: 97% 

 

Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate: 86%  

 

Admission Information 

Students entering the school in year 7 must have received a place through the Kent selective process or PESE process. This means obtaining the required score in the Kent Assessment Test 11+ (required score decided by Kent Council). The published admissions number (PAN) for the schools September 2021 entry is 270, split as 180 at the Tonbridge Campus and 90 at the Sevenoaks Campus. Currently this number is also the same for 2022 entry.  

The catchment area for the school is separated into 3 sections, A – which will receive top priority, then B – which will receive the next priority and finally C. The distance from the child’s home to the designated OS reference point of the Tonbridge School Campus will be used in conjunction with the A, B, C priority levels. These categories are as follows.  

A. Tonbridge Town, the District of Sevenoaks, and the Parishes of Ightham, Ivy Hatch, Kings Hill, Pembury, Platt and St Mary’s Platt, Plaxtol and Shipbourne. (Please see appendix 4 for postcodes and/or boundary details.)  

B. All TN Postcodes apart from TN1, TN2 and TN4 (with the exception of the Parish of Pembury)  

C. All other Postcodes including TN1, TN2 and TN4.  

Further details on the admissions procedure including maps of the catchment area and a supplementary form for any child who needs to apply for pupil premium (is the child has been receiving free school meals, or if they have been in a registered care home) can be found below for 2021/22:  

https://www.wealdofkent.kent.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=742&type=pdf 

And here for 2022/23:  

https://www.wealdofkent.kent.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=888&type=pdf 

 

Familiarisation Guides for the 11+ exam.  

Students must meet the school’s academic requirements through proving successful in the ‘Kent Test’ also known as the 11+. Parents need to register their children for the Kent Test between June and July of Year 5 and the tests are then sat in October of Year 6, usually at the Child’s Primary School. There are two tests – one reasoning made up of verbal, non-verbal and spatial reasoning questions, the other is split into two sections which cover English and Mathematics questions.  

You can find more information, question examples and familiarisation with the Kent Test on their government website.  

No past papers for this test are provided however, a familiarisation booklet can be found at this link;  

https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/14513/Kent-Test-familiarisation-booklet.pdf 

This Kent Test will be required for all grammar schools in the Kent area, and students will only need to sit the test once to apply to multiple schools. They will submit a local authority school selection form and will be assigned to their school looking at the highest choice secondary to which the child is accepted.  

 

Key Dates for 2021 Entry - 2022 is likely to follow a similar pattern if it is decided that the test will take place.

 

Monday June 1st 2020

Applications for the Kent Test (11+) Open

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Application for the Kent Test (11+) Close

September 1st 2020

Online Kent council secondary school choices application process opens.

Thursday October 15th 2020

Kent Test examination is held.

2nd November 2020

Online secondary school application closes.

26th November 2020

Kent Test Assessment Decisions sent out to parents.

1st March 2021

Offers of school places are sent out to parents are 4pm.

15th March 2021

Deadline for accepting/refusing the places offered.

 

Additional Information 

 

Curriculum  

 The school teaches the national curriculum along with latter opportunities to partake in further subjects like Food and Nutrition, Theatre Studies, Dance, Business Studies, and also has a wide ranging availability of A-Level’s like; Media Studies, Further Mathematical Studies, Politics, Sociology and Psychology and even Dance A-Level.  

 

Extra-Curricular 

The school offers a variety of extra-curricular activities like Art, Sports, History, Science, Book Club, Maths Leaders, Film Club, Gymnastics, Music, Dance, Drama, Chess, Modern Foreign Languages as well as skiing and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The students will be encouraged to take an active role in the school, taking positions of responsibility and leadership like school officers and house captains. As well as contributing to the local communities.  

 

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