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Medway Secondary Schools & Academies T-Y

(updated January 2017)

An explanation of how Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are calculated, and further information on the performance of all Medway 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.

Thomas Aveling School, Rochester. Heavily oversubscribed. Appeals organised by Independent Appeal Administrator. OFSTED June 2016 - Good.  43 first choices turned away on allocation in 2013. Just 6 out of 26 appeals successful. Pressure on places up for 2015 entry, with 61 first choices turned down on allocation in March, but dipped for 2016. 2015 GCSE performance best in last four years at 53% at 5 A-Cs. Part of the Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling (FPTA) Academies Trust, with lead CEO.

 
 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
2014 190 187 28
2015 190 237 61
2016 190 206 33
2014 - 2016 no vacant places
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014 13 4
2015 33 7
2016 15 6
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  53
2015 n/a n/a 59
2016 0.46 49.3 n/a

Victory Academy, Chatham.  Now in purpose built premises. Its history through to Easter 2015 was very troubled, with a rapid turn-over of Principals who failed to make a difference. Following the failure of original sponsor The Diocese of Rochester, it has now been taken over by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust which runs six other Medway schools. Unpopular with parents, under previous control, for September 2014 entry, just half of the places available were offered to pupils who applied for the school, another 26 children being allocated who had not applied for the school.  For 2015 admission, the number of Local Authority allocations soared to 58, with a total of 169 offers on allocation in March out of 240 possible. Vacancies in other schools and appeals will reduce this number further. GCSE % A-Cs for 2014 were 31%, below the government floor standard. Two months after the change of sponsor, in June 2015, OFSTED inspected the school and found it Requires Improvement.  A monitoring visit in November 2015 found that senior leaders and governors were taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement. Girls who are performing well are offered a placement at Holcombe Grammar School. 

 
 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
Vacant
places
2014
240
97
94
2015
240
82
71
2016
240
101
110
2014 - 2016 all first preferences offered
2014 - 2016 no appeals for school admission
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  31
2015 n/a n/a 38
2016 -0.22 39.5 n/a

Walderslade Girls' School, Chatham.  Academy. OFSTED March 2014 - Good school.  Sixth form is a partnership with the neighbouring school Greenacre Academy.  A few vacancies for 2013 entry, 22 first choices oversubscribed on allocation in March 2014, 10 in 2015, on allocation in March. GCSE performance consistently above government floor standard. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
Vacant
places
2014 160 157 22 0
2015 160 143 10 0
2016
160
134
0
7

2014 - 2016 no appeals for school admission

PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  46
2015 n/a n/a 42
2016 -0.41 45.3 n/a