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Individual School Information - B

(updated April 2017)

An explanation of how Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are calculated, and further information on the performance of all Kent schools can be found here
The PAN is the Published Admission Number and refers to the number of places available in the year group for each school.

For grammar schools, the number of first preferences is for children who are grammar qualified.

2017 oversubscription data for grammar schools here, and for non-selective schools here.

Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury. Mixed.  OFSTED March 2014 -Outstanding.  Major expansion of premises taking place. Taking over Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, as a sponsored academy. Lowest performing Kent grammar school at GCSE level C or better in English and maths, 2016, at 96%. Lowest Sixth Form staying on rate of any Kent grammar school in 2016, at 77%. Both of these outcomes suggest that a historical pattern of high appeals upheld is weakening the academic character of the school. However, many of  the Sixth Form leavers may have been attracted to Simon Langton Boys which has a large (and successful) mushroom Sixth Form. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
Vacant
places
2014 128 89 1 0
2015 150 121 0 14
2016 150 106 0 19
2017 150 105 6 0
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014 68 14
2015 54 35
2016 74 30  
2014 - all 5 who had passed had appeals upheld. Will the current expansion of premises encourage the school to admit another class through the appeals process?
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  97
2015 n/a n/a 94
2016 0.28 64.6 n/a

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Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells. OFSTED June 2012 - Outstanding.  Sponsored by and Lead School of the Tenax Schools Trust.  Heavily oversubscribed with pupils from families with strong Christian affiliation. Check oversubscription criteria carefully.  Consult them closely, as there are subtle interpretations of the broad categories. Clearly it helps to be an educated intelligent Christian! Increased intake by 16 to 240 for 2014 entry and again to 270 for 2016 entry. Still 20 first choices not offered for 2016 well up for 2017. One of the most difficult schools in Kent at which to win an appeal. Highest performing non-selective school in Kent, at both Attainment and Progress, having topped the GCSE table for years. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
2014 240 296 83
2015 224 261 63
2016 270 249 20
2017  270 289  50 
Always heavily oversubscribed.  
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014 41 3
2015 12 1
2016 9 1  
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  78
2015 n/a n/a 72
2016 0.51 56.7 n/a

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Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne. Usually has places available. Appeals organised by Independent Appeal Panel Administrator.  OFSTED November 2016 - Good. Usually has vacancies. 2016 appeals, 24 out of 44 successful. Lower end of Attainment tables for Kent grammar schools.

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st Prefs
not offered
Vacant
places
2014 120 84 0 34
2015 150 105 0 38
2016 120 99 0 15
2017 120 116 0 0

 2014 - 2016 all first preferences offered

 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014 35 31
2015 51 33
2016 44 24

PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  91
2015 n/a n/a 94
2016 0.14 63.9 n/a

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Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, Hythe. OFSTED May 2016 - Good. Closure of Pent Valley School in Folkestone has led to increased pressure on places for 2016 and 2017 admission, although now loses brightest children to the Folkestone grammar schools, which admit through their own Test as well as the Kent Test.

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st prefs
not offered
2014 235 214 13
2015 235 234 51
2016 252 278 62
2017 288 305 52
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014 0 0
2015 25 25
2016 12 1
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  38
2015 n/a n/a 43
2016 -0.09 62.0 n/a
 
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