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Displaying items by tag: Whitstable - Kent Independent Education Advice

Now that Kent County Council appears confident the legal issues surrounding a satellite grammar school in Sevenoaks have been overcome, a second proposal has come forward for a satellite at Herne Bay in East Kent, although this idea has none of the problems that have beset Sevenoaks.

The plan has been initiated by Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet, following discussions between himself, Barton Court Grammar School, Kent County Council and a property developer - Quinn Estates from Canterbury and replicates a similar scheme proposed a quarter of a century ago, whose failure to be implemented has left festering problems ever since. Children of grammar school ability in Herne Bay and Whitstable have had difficulties in securing selective places for many years, as the four nearest grammar schools: Queen Elizabeth’s in Faversham; and Simon Langton Boys, Simon Langton Girls and Barton Court all in Canterbury are all regularly oversubscribed. Indeed, this year QE was the most oversubscribed grammar school in Kent except for the “super-selectives”  along the county boundary in the West of the county.

you may have heard a summary of my views, expressed in more detail below, on Radio Kent this morning (Friday). KentOnline, for the Kentish Gazette has written an updated article, providing the views of Kirsten Cardus, Headteacher of Barton Court, here. Sir Roger Gale's views are reported here, which appear very critical of the position of KCC.

Published in News Archive
Monday, 06 December 2010 00:00

Faversham, Herne Bay and Whitstable

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School as they are published, also recording change from previous Inspection result,  together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. In September 2012, OFSTED revised its Inspection Grading System, giving each school a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted only where there is a problem. 

You will find a good website to provide a host of factual data about Kent schools here.

You will find an item about Swale, including Faversham, primary school offers in April 2016, looking at oversubscription and vacancies here, and for 2015 here.

Reports published post-August 2016 are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones (a school may have been inspected in the summer term of 2016 with a report published after 1st September 2016).

FAVERSHAM, HERNE BAY & WHITSTABLE
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Good Sept 16 No change
Selling CofE Primary Good Dec 16 No change
Bysing Wood Primary Good Feb 17 No change

FAVERSHAM, HB, & WHITSTABLE
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Boughton U Blean
& Dunkirk Methodist
Good Oct 15 Up one
 Herne CofE Junior  Outstanding  Mar 16  Up two
 Herne Bay Infant  Good  Apr 16  Up one

 

FAVERSHAM, HB, & WHITSTABLE
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Ethelbert Road Outstanding Sep 14 Up one
Following Special Measures:
School and LA plans fit for purpose
Oct 14
Reasonable progress to remove SM  May 15
St Mary's Catholic Good May 15 Up one
Whitstable Junior Good Apr 15 Up one

FAVERSHAM, HB, & WHITSTABLE
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Briary, HB Good Nov 13 Up one
Davington  Good Sep 13  Up one
Graveney Good Sep 13

1st Insp following Academy

Herne Bay Infant Requires Improvement Jan 14

Down two

Herne Bay Junior Requires Improvement Mar 14

Down one

Herne CofE Junior Requires Improvement  Oct 13

No change

Joy Lane, Whitstable Good Feb 14

No change

Reculver CofE   Reasonable prog to remove SM  Oct 13
 Requires Improvement  Jul 14  Up one
St Mary of Charity (CofE) Aided  Serious Weaknesses  Jul 14  Down one

2012 - 13 OFSTED REports

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Boughton Under Blean & Dunkirk Requires Improvement Jul 13 No change
Hampton Good Dec 12 1st Academy Insp
Hernhill Good Feb 13 Up one
Ospringe Good Nov 12 Up one
Reculver CofE
 
Special Measures
Monitoring
Jan 13
May 13
Down one
Satisf progress
Sheldwich Outstanding Oct 12 Up one
St Mary of Charity Requires Improvement Sep 12 No change
St Mary's Catholic Requires Improvement May 13 No change
St Philip Howard Catholic   Satisfactory progress from SM  Nov 12
Reasonable progress from SM Feb 13
Reasonable progress from SM May 13
Whitstable Junior Requires Improvement May 13 Down one

Pre September 2012 Reports

School Grade Date Comments
Boughton under Blean & Dunkirk Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Briary Primary, Herne Bay Satisfactory Jan 2012
Davington Primary Satisfactory Nov 2011
Eastling Good Dec 2011
Ethelbert Road Primary

Good with several outstanding features

May 2010
Graveney

Good

Oct 2010
Herne CofE Junior Satisfactory  Jun 2012
Herne Bay Infant Outstanding May 2011
Herne Bay Junior Good Nov 2010
Hernhill CofE Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Joy Lane Primary, Whitstable Good Mar 2012
St Mary of Charity CofE Primary Satisfactory and rapidly improving Jun 2010
St Mary's Catholic Primary, Whitstable Satisfactory Jun 2011
St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School, HB Special Measures May 2012  see (1)
Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed Junior Good Jul 2012
Published in Kent Primary Schools