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Individual School Information - S

(updated September 2015)

For Attainment 8 and Progress 8 with 2016 GCSE scores go to here for explanation. 

St Anselm's RC School Canterbury. OFSTED: Good, up one grade.  Excerpts from Main findings: Information about the school: St Anselm’s Catholic School is an average-sized 11 to 18 voluntary-aided Catholic school. The school is mixed but the proportion of girls is below the national average. The school has specialist science status; The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 11. Key Findings - This is a good school: From their low starting points, students make good progress across a range of subjects. Increasing numbers of students are choosing to continue their post- 16 studies at the school. Retention rates are improving; The majority of teaching is good because teachers plan lessons thoroughly and use their specialist subject knowledge to motivate and engage students. Respect and concern for one another permeate the school community; . Usually slightly oversubscribed. Oversubscription criteria place emphasis on Catholic background but most practicing Christians will qualify. Catholic Schools usually have their own Independent Appeal Panels. 6 first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. A few vacancies for 2011 entry.13 first choices oversubscribed for 2012 and again in 2013. 5 for 2014, although pressure will have increased with the closure of Chaucer Technology College. This further increased pressure for 2015, with 24 first choices turned away. Usually above government floor standard with GCSE, at 52% in 2014.   

St Augustine Academy. At OFSTED July 2010, the school was classified as "Good", following two previous Special Measures. It opened as an 'old style' sponsored academy, in September 2011 with £12.5 million for a partial rebuild approved. The Academy has a Christian ethos and is part of the Woodard Foundation. By December 2012 it had slipped again to Requires Improvement, The headteacher was then moved to another Woodard Foundation School parents learning of this in the Easter 2013 newsletter only as he left, and was replaced by the Deputy Head, Jason Feldwick, apparently without going through the normal procedures for advertising and appointing staff (in the event, clearly a good decision), Woodard like many academy trusts apparently seeing such movements as completely within their control and not subject to external rules. However, the most recent OFSTED of October 2014, records a marked improvement in standards, and the Academy was rated Good. Some excerpts: Information about the schoolThe academy is a small secondary school with a much smaller than average sixth form; The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs on the school roll is just under one third. This is higher than found in most schools;The academy has good partnerships with other local school and colleges; The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Key FindingsThis is a good school; Students achieve well in the range of different subjects they study, especially in English; There have been good improvements in the quality of teaching since the last inspection; The academy has had plenty of vacancies in previous years,  but word of its progress is clearly getting around; it achieved the best student achievement figures for schools in Maidstone and it is full on allocation for the first time for 2015 entry. Still has a low profile amongst parents in Maidstone. Usually above government floor standard at GCSE with 44% 5 A-Cs in 2014.

St Edmunds RC School, Dover. Popularity fell for several years as parents voted with their feet until OFSTED 2013 - Special Measures. I have written an article commenting on this report and subsequent events. Not surprisingly, parents pre-empted the OFSTED Report and there are over 30% vacancies for September 2013. OFSTED October 2014 - Improvement to Requires Improvement. Excerpts from Report - Information about the schoolThis is a small non-selective school in a selective area. The sixth form is operated in collaboration with a nearby grammar school; At its last inspection, the school was deemed to require special measures. Since then it has received a series of monitoring visits led by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors, who also led this inspection; The proportions of students identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities are in line with the national average for those whose needs are supported within school and for those who have a statement of special educational needs; The school met the floor standard (government minimum expectations for students’ progress and attainment) in 2013 and is likely to do so again in 2014; Many of the school’s senior leaders are formally employed by another Roman Catholic school within the diocese, as part of a partnership. The school is also supported by a National Leader of Education and the diocese itself. Key FindingsThis is a school that requires improvement. It is not good because: Teaching, although much better than it was, is not always good enough. In some lessons and subjects, therefore, students do not achieve as well as they should; Despite much hard work and improvement, middle leaders and the interim executive board (governors) are not yet effective enough; The school’s evaluation of itself is not broadly based enough. For example, school leaders set much store on how many students reach some key thresholds, such as gaining five good GCSEs, but this does not benefit all students equally. Few pupils reach the highest grades; The school improvement plan does not have precise enough targets and objectives in all the areas needed; The teaching and provision for students with special educational needs are not precisely enough planned or arranged. These students do not always do well enough. The school has the following strengths: Senior leaders provide strong leadership, which has brought clear improvement especially in teaching. They have been successful in raising the aspirations of staff and students; Provision and outcomes for students in some subjects, notably English, are good; Headline GCSE results have improved considerably. Last year, more than half of students gained five GCSEs at A* to C grades, including English and mathematics; Students feel safe, happy and well looked after. The school has strong procedures for safeguarding them. My own thought is that this is actually a Good Report for a school, judged RI, and must have been close to Good overall. However, what happens when the staff of the Catholic School in Greenwich return to their home school? Still had nearly half its places, 73, empty on allocation in March 2015, even before grammar school appeal, but has reached government floor standard on 5 A-C GCSEs in both the past two years, rising to 51% in 2014. Planned Admission number reduced from 155 to 120 for September 2017. 

St George's CofE School Broadstairs. OFSTED June 2015. Good School for the third time, in spite of disastrous GCSE results the previous summer. . Some excerpts: Information about the SchoolSt George’s Church of England Foundation School is larger than the average-size school. Most students are of White British heritage. There are a few students from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students who are disabled or have special educational needs is lower than average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. Some students are eligible for the Year 7 catch-up premium. The school does not meet the government’s current floor standard which sets minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The headteacher is a local leader of education and supports a number of secondary schools locally. Some key JudgementsThe headteacher and leaders have a clear vision for the school, which is encompassed by the motto, ‘Nothing but our best will do’. This ethos is communicated well to staff, students and parents. The headteacher, leaders, staff and governors share an unswerving commitment to ensure that every student achieves their goals, whatever their circumstances. After a dip in achievement in English in 2014, the school has taken robust and effective measures to accelerate the progress of students across the school. Students are now achieving well and making rapid progress. Regularly oversubscribed and building rapidly 2 first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. Rebuilt under BSF in 2010. Popularity increased for September 2011 entry (as with all new build BSF schools). 11 first choices oversubscribed in 2012. Popularity has soared for 2013 entry, with 58 first preferences turned away. Third most popular non-selective in Kent for 2014 entry, 93 first choices turned away. Consulting on becoming an all through 4-19 school (September 2014). In spite of disastrous GCSE performance in 2014, falling to one of the lowest schools in Kent at 22%, although previously well over government floor target, popularity increased further for 2015, becoming the most oversubscribed school in the county on allocation in March 2015, turning away 150 first choices. 13 out 74 appeals were successful for 2015 entry.

St George's CofE School Gravesend. The school was placed in Special Measures in December 2009 after a disastrous time under the then headteacher. Four years later, under the new headteacher,  OFSTED May 2013 found further improvement and assessed the school as Good, with outstanding leadership which has clearly driven the rapid improvements. Some excerpts: Information about the school: St George’s Church of England School is an average-sized secondary school; Approximately two thirds of the students are White British, with a range of students from European, Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds; The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is significantly above the national average; The proportions of students supported by school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are above national averages; St George’s converted to become an academy school on 1 November 2011; At its previous inspection in March 2011, the school was graded as satisfactory; The school meets current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Key findings: This is a good school; Students enter the school with attainment which is well below average then make good progress because they are well taught; Attendance has improved and exclusions have fallen; The sixth form is good. Leadership, including governance, is outstanding; the headteacher and senior staff have high expectations for the school; They have brought about rapid improvements. At GCSE 2013, highest school in Kent for progress at GCSE with disadvantaged students. Largest increase of any school in Kent in Year 7 intake 2012 -2013, to 177 students, PAN of 180. Popularity continued to rise for 2014 entry. 23 first choices turned away.  Headteacher retired Christmas 2014, to be replaced by Associate Deputy Head who appears to have carried on the good work. Highly popular for 2015 entry, turning away 63 first choices on allocation in March.  12 out of 27 appeals were successful for 2015 entry.

St Gregory's Catholic School Tunbridge Wells.Now an Academy. Oversubscribed. Priority to Catholics and then other Christians. Catholic Schools usually have their own Independent Appeal Panels.16 first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. Very surprisingly has vacancies for September 2011. Any ideas why its popularity has fallen? 9 first choices oversubscribed March 2012 (before grammar school appeals). Vacancies for 2013 entry. OFSTED Oct 2013 Outstanding - up from Good. Excerpts from Report: Information about the school - The school is an average-sized secondary school; The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The most common needs relate to hearing impairment and autistic spectrum disorders. The school has a specially resourced provision for up to 15 hearing impaired students; The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Key Finding - This is an outstanding school. Not surprisingly after this, popularity soared for 2014 entry. 26 first choices turned away, rising further for 2015, to 69 rejected. For 2015 entry, 55 appeals were registered and 16 heard but with school temporarily expanding to 210 children from 180, it appears that most  who persisted were probably awarded places one way or another. I can't see any reduction in popularity for 2016. 

St John's Catholic Comprehensive School Gravesend. Completely new buildings in 2010 through BSF built to lower Planned Admission limit of 180. Own Independent Appeal Panel. New BSF has influenced popularity and was 20 oversubscribed with first choices on 1st March 2011 for September, but vacancies for 2012.   A few vacancies for September 2013. Headteacher John Stanley retired at the end of the summer term 2013. A letter from the Chair of Governors explains that because of the difficulties of attracting a new practising catholic headteacher, the school is now to be run by Mr Tom Cahill, also head of Richard Challoner School in Kingston Upon Thames. As Executive Head, he will be represented by new Head of School, Mr Sean Maher, also from Richard Challoner's. Leap in GCSE results for summer 2013, from average in 40s to 66% %GCSEs A-C including English and maths. This is reflected in rise in popularity, a few first choice children being turned away on allocation in March 2014. OFSTED November 2014 - GOOD, up from RI. Some excerpts from Report - Information about the school: St John’s Catholic Comprehensive is an 11 to 18 school in the Archdiocese of Southwark. It is larger than the average sized secondary school; The executive headteacher and head of school have been appointed since the last inspection. The executive headteacher is the headteacher of an outstanding school in the Archdiocese of Southwark; About half the students are from White British backgrounds and the rest of the students come from a wide variety of minority ethnic groups. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is significantly above the national average; The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2014, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.Key findingThis is a good school. Fifth highest non-selective school in Kent for GCSE performance Summer 2014, at 64%.  17 first choices oversubscribed for September on allocation in March 2015.

St Simon Stock RC School Maidstone. OFSTED Good Jan 2010. Successful and regularly heavily oversubscribed school giving priority to Catholic and then other Christian families. Own Independent Appeal Panel has made some surprising decisions in the past. Headteacher left to become head of new CofE Academy in Ashford for September 2010. 11 first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. Just 4 appeals, all successful. Popularity fallen but still oversubscribed for 2011 and 2012 on March 1st allocations (before grammar school appeals). Has worked through departure of previous hed and popularity has risen to highest in last four years, 31 first preferences turned away. High performer at GCSE: third highest non-selective in Kent for 2013  with 73% % A-Cs including English and maths. Continues to be popular, 21 first choices turned away in both 2014 and 2015, although probably all who persevered will have secured a place through allocation or appeal. Fourth highest non-selective school in Kent for GCSE performance Summer 2014, at 67%.

Sandwich Technology School heavily oversubscribed. 57 first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. Become an Academy 1st November 2010. Popularity down for September 2011, but still 15 first choices over subscribed, the same for 2012. OFSTED July 2015: Good: Excerpts from Report: Information about the school - (from 2015 Report) Sandwich Technology School is a larger than average-sized secondary school. The school converted to become an academy in 2010. When the school was last inspected in July 2012, it was judged to be good. The new headteacher took up her post in January 2015. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium funding is average. The school met the government’s floor standards in 2014, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 11. (from 2012 Report) It specialises in technology and applied learning and is a training school. The sixth form is growing. The school serves a coastal area with pockets of rural deprivation and some isolated villages. Three quarters of the student population is dependent on public transport to get to school.   Key findings - This is a good school. Determined leadership has redoubled efforts to maintain the quality of education for each student.This has ensured students’ level of achievement is similar to the last inspection. The school continues to improve. Has worked through departure of previous outstanding head, and oversubscribed again for 2015. 23 first choices turned away in 2013, Added an additional 20 places up to 275 for 2014 entry and still turned away a few first choices. Headteacher retired summer 2014.  I have talked to a number of parents this year who cannot praise it too highly. for 2015 admission, the collapse of Castle Community College in Deal saw its popularity rise further with 46 first choices rejected. Just above government floor standard in 2014, with 42% 5 A-Cs at GCSE, 44% in 2015. 

Simon Langton Girls Grammar School Canterbury. Has been oversubscribed for the past two years.15 qualified first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. Initial cut off distance was 7.35 miles. Popularity soared for 2011 entry, 39 qualified first choices turned down on 1st March 2011. Just 2 for 2012 and 4 for 2013. Losing out to soaring popularity of Barton Court. However, added an additional 10 places up to 165 for 2014 entry but still a few grammar qualified first choices rejected.  OFSTED Jul 14 - Good, down from Outstanding.  Popularity waning saw 26 vacancies on March allocation for admission in 2015. School has encountered serious controversy over the past month, focusing on actions of the headteacher. My most recent comment here, parental campaigning website here. 7 vacancies for admission on allocation for September 2016, but PAN increased by 5 to 170.  95% 5 A-Cs in 2015. Provisional Attainment 8 score for 2016, 66.9, progress 0.29. 22 of 26 appeals upheld for 2015 (at 85% highest for a grammar school in Kent), 21 out of 32 for 2016 (third highest).  

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys Canterbury. Intake of 120 but will take in up to 8 boys on appeal. Has been oversubscribed over the past few years. Has own Independent Appeal Panel, uniquely in Kent of five members in recent years. 34 qualified first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. 8 appeals successful. Popularity slightly down for 2011 entry. 17 qualified first choices turned down for 2012. Introduced new oversubscription rules for September 2013, to try and attract more higly qualified students. All with  11 plus score of over 385 living within 9 miles, offered places for 2013 entry, and all others within 7.66 miles. 34 other first preferences turned away. OFSTED Nov 2013 - Outstanding (up one). The school provides for students on the autistic spectrum disorder.  GCSE results for 2013 very poor, just 91% 5 A-Cs including English and Maths (lowest grammar school in Kent), with very low proportion, 76% of pupils gaining expected grade in English, and again in 2014, with 91%, one of the lowest for grammar schools in Kent. Popularity rose for 2014 entry, partly because of uncertainty around Barton Court Grammar move, 45 first choices rejected, with 17 in 2015. Consistently takes no more than 8 students on appeal, bringing numbers up to 128.  98% in 2015.

Sir Roger Manwood's School Sandwich. Kent's only boarding grammar school from the age of 11 for just six new boarders each year, out of an intake of 120. Usually oversubscribed, but has large classes after successful appeals. 33 qualified first choices oversubscribed on 2nd March 2010. 6 successful appeals, but several more after successful complaints to the Ombudsman (including mine). Now an Academy. Popularity down for September 2011. but still 15 first choices oversubscribed. OFSTED 2012 - Outstanding. Excerpts from Report: Information about the school - This is an average-sized, selective secondary school with boarding provision for 56 boys and girls. 22 qualified 1st choices not offered places March 2012. The headteacher retires at the end of the summer, 2013. Popularity continues to grow, 38 qualified first preferences turned away. Speculation - attracting more girls from Thanet side, and  more boys from towards Canterbury, fall out from Simon Langton's new oversubscription rules.  2013 entry, cut off distance was 4.97 miles before allocation and appeals for 2013 entry. 29 grammar qualified first preferences turned away for 2014, with cut off falling slightly to 4.67 miles. Took in an additional form of entry, May 2014, and will again for 2015 which left it with four vacancies before appeals will have filled the school.  GCSE performance for 2015 still low for a grammar school at 93%. 

Sittingbourne Community College. OFSTED Nov 2010 recorded Satisfactory. For 2012 there were vacancies, but when Westlands School made additional offers outside the rules in March 2012, those holding SCC places were left out! Subsequently they were included. 39 full and part-time teaching staff left the school in the summer of 2013, 6 transferring to Westlands, along with 22 support staff. 20 new teachers joined the school in July, who will have been mainly new to the profession, along with a further 9 in September. OFSTED 2013: Good. Some excerpts - Information about the school:  This school is larger than most secondary schools; The school meets the government’s current floor standards,  Just filled on allocation of places in March 2014, but will Westlands with whom it is federated, strip it again! I don't know but it started in September 2014 with 29 spaces vacant of its 210. 40% GCSE 5 A-Cs in 2015. 

Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells. Super selective, Most popular grammar school in Kent for 2012, 138 first choices turned away. Cut off 414. For 2013 entry, the school offered an additional class of boys and the cut off fell to 411, some boys losing out on distance grounds. Even with additional class, 72 first choices turned away who had passed the Kent Test. Became an academy February 2014. Added an additional 30 places, decision public only at allocation in March from September 2014. Cut off 406, not all on that score being offered a place. Second most popular grammar school for September 2014, with 94 first choices turned away, possibly because lower cut off encouraged more to have a go. Enlargement to 150 may become permanent. Initial cut off for entry September 2015, Kent Test score of 364 after new Kent Test saw aggregate score for a pass fall from 360 to 320. Skinners cut-off fell to 359 just before appeals. A smaller gap than in previous years as scores would have been more bunched. 95 first choices rejected.

Skinners Kent Academy. This new Academy opened in September 2009, replaced the perpetually failing Tunbridge Wells High School. It is sponsored by The Skinners School, West Kent College and KCC. It is working hard to overcome the poor reputation of its predecessor, and the Report of an OFSTED Monitoring Visit, January 2011, should be encouraging for many of the families whose children will be allocated there in March, without having applied for the school. Just 297 students on roll at present is an indicator of the problems of the past, however, the Report is very positive in terms of leadership, raised standards and much improved teaching. The question is whether these improvements can be maintained as the academy grows in numbers. Intake numbers in September 2014 more than twice as high as Years 9-11. GCSE results for Summer 2013 at 50% 5 A-Cs including English and Maths much higher than previous years.

It came into being very rapidly after the proposal was initially put forward, a replacement for TWHS apparently being a relief to everyone. It is planned to move into new buildings at a cost of £24 million in 2012. Complete rebuild has been approved. OFSTED Mar 2012 - Good (remarkable for a then low performing school). Some excerpts: Information about the schoolThis mixed 11–16 academy opened in September 2009 and replaced Tunbridge Wells High School. It serves an area where most other schools are selective. The academy is smaller than average. The large majority of students are from White British backgrounds with approximately 22% from minority ethnic groups. There is a higher than average percentage of girls. The number of students known to be eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is also above average.The academy has dual specialist status in science and engineering. There are plans to offer sixth form provision from September 2012. A building programme is underway. Scheduled to be completed by Spring 2013, it will provide a completely new school. The Skinners’ Company and The Skinners’ School are lead sponsors of the academy with Kent County Council and K College contributing as co-sponsors. The academy works in close partnership with The Skinners’ School, a selective school in Tunbridge Wells. The academy meets government’s current floor standards, the minimum expectations set for attainment and progress.Key findings This is a good school that is improving rapidly. A reduction in capacity to 150 for 2012, and 28 Local Authority allocations has resulted in no vacancies for September 2012 in March. The academy has raised its intake by 30 places for September 2013 reflecting its improving reputation, but it is difficult to predict if it will have an effect because of the other changes in the area. The school nearly filled on initial placements. Popularity continues to grow,  tenth most popular non-selective in Kent for 2014 on allocation in March, 49 first choices rejected with capacity restored to 180. For 2015 entry ninth most oversubscribed non-selective school in Kent for 2015, with 72 first choices oversubscribed on allocation in March, before grammar school appeals..

Spires Academy, Sturry near Canterbury. The new Spires Academy replacing the peristently failed Frank Montgomery School in Sturry opened in September 2009. Its admission number was 120, smaller than most recommendations for secondary school sizes. There is further information here. The school is sponsored by Crown Imperial and Holiday Extras, two Kent businesses, and Kent county Council. It has Specialist status in Business & Enterprise, and Visual, Creative & Performing Arts. OFSTED Inspection May 2015 - Requires Improvement (three in a row): Excerpt from Report: Information about the schoolSpires Academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium funding is much higher than the national average. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is well above average. In 2014, the academy met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant changes in staffing, including senior and middle leaders. There is collaborative partnership between Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School and the academy. The proportion of students with above average prior attainment is significantly below the national average. In 2014, the academy took in 92 students from a school that was closing in the local area. The prior attainment of most of these students was well below national averages. The academy opened a sixth form in 2013 to meet the needs of 30 students for whom further education elsewhere would have been difficult. The sixth form will be disbanded at the end of this academic year as
links with sixth form colleges have been established however the academy will see out its obligation to the current students in the sixth form. Currently there are no examination results for the sixth form.  Main findings: This is a school that requires improvement. In some subjects, such as English, students make particularly good progress and attain well. Students’ achievement requires improvement because progress in some subjects, particularly in mathematics, is too slow. Due to this, a significant minority of students do not make enough progress. Behaviour requires improvement because low-level disruption slows the pace of learning in some lessons. Rates of exclusion are higher than the national average. They have recently increased due to a change in the way some behaviour is dealt with. Attendance is below average. Teaching requires improvement because not all staff consistently follow the academy’s policies for managing behaviour and for giving guidance to students about their work. The school moved into new purpose-built premises for September 2012, costing £13.2 million. Numbers picked up in 2013 entry, due to allocations from other schools, swelled by 92 students from the closing Chaucer Technology School, but still 30% vacancies before these imports, who may well not take up places. Just about filled on allocation in March 2014, and was two first preferences oversubscribed for 2015. 35% % A-C GCSEs in 2014, reportedly down on this for 2015. Served with Government Pre-Warning Notice over standards in October 2015. GCSE performance at the school has plummeted from a respectable 49% for 5 A*-Cs in 2012, to 17%, the second lowest outcome in the county in 2015, excluding the two closed or closing schools. Of the four non-selective schools in Canterbury, it is the only one not to be oversubscribed with first choices for 2016 entry. It is the only one to have spaces before KCC filled it with 21 children who did not apply for the school. It attracted just 97 first choices, 65% of the total, lower than any of the other three schools.

Swadelands School in Harrietsham was  given "notice to improve" by OFSTED in December 2008. A further OFSTED Inspection in March 2010 found the school providing "a quality of education at least satisfactory in every respect" and the notice to improve was removed. Still plenty of vacancies for September 2011. OFSTED 2012: Good. Excerpts:Information about this school - This is a smaller than average-sized secondary school. It is non-selective and serves Maidstone, Ash ford and surrounding Kent villages; The number of students who join or leave the school partway through their education is above average; There are more boys than girls in the school; The proportion of students supported by school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average; The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average; The school specialises in sports; The school’s recent GCSE results met the government’s floor standard, which is the minimum level expected for students’ attainment and progress. Key findings - This is a good school; Students make good progress; As a result, achievement continues to improve as shown in the examination results; Typically teaching is good and some is outstanding; This is a remarkable turnaround for a school which had a dreadful reputation just a few years ago, culminating in it failing the previous OFSTED. Year 7 numbers are up on 2011. Dramatic improvement for 2013 entry, found the school full on allocation in March. New headteacher and KCC have put additional resources into the school. A few vacancies on allocation for 2014 and 2015 in March. Sharp fall in 5 A-Cs  at GCSE from a regular over 50% down to 31% for 2014. OFSTED Special Measures in 2015, to be updated.

Swanley College of Technology: See Orchard Academy