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Medway Secondary Admission Statistics

Last Updated December 2017

Medway Test 2017

Entrance to Medway Secondary Schools September 2017

Entrance to Medway Secondary Schools September 2016

 

Medway Test Outcomes 2017
  Boys Girls Total
Medway
Pupils
 1649  1632  3281
Entered
Test
857 928 1785
Passed
Test
 381  375  756
% Pass
Rate
 23.1%  23.0%  23.0%
% Pass
Rate 2016
(before Review)
21.0% 25.2% 23.1%

For further details, go to here.    

Allocations to Medway Grammar Schools March 2017
Grammar School
Initial
PAN
Final
PAN
Offers
1st Choices
Turned Away
London
Boroughs
Chatham Girls 142 150 144 0 15
Fort Pitt 120 120 120 33 0
Holcombe  120 128 128 0 17
Rainham Mark 205 205 205 62 4
Sir Joseph
Williamson's
180 204 204 42 0
Rochester 175 205 205 87 30
TOTALS 942 1012 1006 261 66

 For further details about grammar schools, go to here; for non-selective schools, here.

 

Medway Secondary School Allocations March 2016
Medway Pupils 2016* 2015 2014 2013
  Number % Number  % Number % Number %
Offered a first preference 2536 84.3% 2499 80.7% 2423 81.2% 2425 86.0%
Offered a second preference 283 9.4%            
Offered a place at one of their top
three choices
2890 96.1%     2813 94.3% 2678 95.0%
Offered a place at one of their six choices 2931 97.4% 2940 95% 2865 96.0% 2730 96.8%
Allocated a place by Medway Council 77 2.6% 155 5.0% 120 4.0% 90 3.2%
Total number of Medway
children offered places
3008   3095   2984   2820  

 

 Medway School Appeal Outcomes 2016
2016 2015 2014
Appeals Held Number   % Upheld Number % Upheld Number % Upheld
Medway Non-Selective     178 34% 122 24%
Medway Grammar  300  31% 245 40% 226 47%
Medway Primary (Breach)  70  3%  63  1.6% 65 0%

 

 

MEDWAY TEST RESULTS 2015

 

Children in Cohort

Candidates

Successes

% successes

% of cohort

 

MEDWAY STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN AUTOMATIC PASSES AUTUMN 2015

boys

1528 766 293 38.3% 19.2%
girls 1538 887 343 38.7% 22.3%
TOTAL

 3066

 1653

 636  38.5%  20.7%
  MEDWAY PRIVATE SCHOOL CHILDREN AUTOMATIC PASSES AUTUMN 2015
boys 0 38 31 81.5%  
girls 0 41 29 64.4%  
TOTAL   79 60 75.9%  
  MEDWAY SCHOOL CHILDREN AUTOMATIC PASSES AUTUMN 2015
boys 1528 804 324 40.3% 21.2%
girls 1538 928 372 40.1% 24.2%
TOTAL 3066 1732 696 40.2% 22.7%
  ADJUSTED MEDWAY SCHOOL CHILDREN AUTOMATIC PASSES AUTUMN 2015
boys 1566 804 324   20.7%
girls 1579 928 372   23.6%
TOTAL 3145 1732 696   22.1%

REVIEWS FOR MEDWAY STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN AUTUMN 2015

boys

 1528  71  8  11.3%  0.5%

girls

 1538  75  21  28.0%  1.4%

TOTAL

 3066  146  30  20.5%  1.0%
  MEDWAY STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN TOTAL PASSES AUTUMN 2015
boys 1528 766 301   19.7%
girls 1538 887 365   23.7%
TOTAL 3066 1653 666   21.7%

TOTAL MEDWAY PASSES AUTUMN 2015

boys

 1528

 804 332  41.3%  21.7%

girls

 1538

 928

 394  42.5%  25.6%

TOTAL

 3066

 1732  726  41.9%  23.7%
      ADJUSTED TOTAL MEDWAY PASSES AUTUMN 2015     
boys 1566 804 332   21.2%
girls 1579 928 394   25.0%
TOTAL 3145 1732 726   23.1%

 

 

Entrance to Medway Secondary Schools September 2015

 

Medway Secondary School Allocations March 2015
Medway Pupils 2015 2014 2013 2012
Number  % Number % Number % %
Offered a first preference 2499 80.7% 2423 81.2% 2425 86.0% 86.7%
Offered a place at one of their top
three choices
2813 94.3% 2678 95.0% 97.7%
Offered a place at one of their six choices 2940 95% 2865 96.0% 2730 96.8% 98.6%
Allocated a place by Medway Council 155 5.0% 120 4.0% 90 3.2% 1.4%
Total number of Medway
children offered places
3095 2984 2820 2949

 

Medway School Appeal Outcomes 2015
2015 2014
Appeals Held Number % Upheld Number % Upheld
Medway Non-Selective 178 34% 122 24%
Medway Grammar 245 40% 226 47%
Medway Primary  63  1.6% 65 0%

 

MEDWAY TEST RESULTS 2014

 

Children in Cohort

Candidates

Successes

% successes

% of cohort

 

MEDWAY CHILDREN AUTOMATIC PASSES AUTUMN 2014

boys

1524

856

321

38

21.1%

girls

1568

987

397

40

25.3%

TOTAL

3092

1843

718

39

23.2%

REVIEWS FOR MEDWAY CHILDREN AUTUMN 2014

boys

 

101

17

17%

1.1%

girls

 

138

19

14%

1.2%

TOTAL

 

239

36

15%

1.2%

TOTAL MEDWAY PASSES AUTUMN 2014

boys

1524

856

338

39

22.2%

girls

1568

987

416

42

26.5%

TOTAL

3092

1843

754

41

24.4%

           
 

TOTAL FROM OUTSIDE MEDWAYAUTUMN 2014

boys

 

287

156

54

 

girls

 

286

165

58

 

 TOTAL

 

573

321

56

 
 

 

Entrance to Medway Secondary Schools September 2014 

Outcomes of the 2013 Medway Test
  Children in Cohort Candidates Successes % successes % of cohort
MEDWAY AUTOMATIC PASSES  
 boys 1460 871 331 38 22.7
 girls 1502 971 356 37  23.7
 TOTAL  2962  1842  687  37  23.2
MEDWAY REVIEW PASSES boys 87 21 24  1.2%
  girls 145 38 26  2.5%
  TOTAL 232 59 25 2.0%
MEDWAY TOTAL PASSES boys 871 352 40  24.1
  girls 971 394 41  26.2
  TOTAL 1842 746 40 25.2
OUTSIDE MEDWAY
AUTOMATIC PASSES
boys 239 132 55  
  girls 276 163 59  
   TOTAL  515  295  57  
OUTSIDE MEDWAY
REVIEW PASSES
boys 16 1 6  
  girls 24 3 13  
   TOTAL  40  4  10  
OUTSIDE MEDWAY
TOTAL PASSES
boys 239 133 56  
  girls 276 166 60  
  TOTAL 515 299 58  

 

 

 

Medway Test 2013 Entry

Unusually, Medway Council has not reached its target of 25% of the Medway cohort passing the Medway Test, automatic passes being 22.3% against a target of 23%, and Review successes being 1.4% against a target of 2%. This means that a possible 38 additional children could have been offered places and the Council still kept to the 25% planned for, the council presumably arguing that there were insufficient children with the required ability applying for grammar school places. With this outcome and numbers continuing to fall, it is not  surprising that the two Chatham Grammar Schools have introduced an additional way of qualifying for entry.

Currently in Medway there are 916 grammar school places available for next year's Year Seven entry (including the additional 30 places at Rainhma Mark Grammar School), with just 694 qualified Medway children to fill them. Last year at allocation on 1st March  there were some 100 vacant spaces in Medway grammar schools, so normally I would forecast more for the coming year.

The full table is as follows,"Children in cohort" being the number of Year 6 children in Medway, this figure being used as the base for the percentages quoted.

  Children in Cohort Candidates Successes % successes % of cohort
MEDWAY AUTOMATIC PASSES 2926 1657 653 39 22.3
  boys 758 278 37  
  girls 899 375 42  
           
MEDWAY REVIEW PASSES boys 86 19 22  
  girls 115 22 19  
  TOTAL 201 41 20 1.4
           
MEDWAY TOTAL PASSES boys 758 297 39  
  girls 899 397 44  
  TOTAL 1657 694 42 23.7
           
KENT AUTOMATIC PASSES boys 199 124 62  
  girls 198 130 66  
           
KENT REVIEW PASSES boys 16 4 25  
  girls 17 3 18  
           
KENT TOTAL PASSES boys 199 128 64  
  girls 198 133 67  
           

Other Out County

  24 16 67  

 The Medway cohort is its lowest at 2926 since I have been keeping records, confirming that school rolls in Medway are still falling. The pass score is set to select approximately 23% of children and this year the target is slightly undershot, which may have been eased with a small number of children having their English test results upgraded following moderation. There is no facility for requesting a  re-mark. The number of girls succeeding with the Medway Test has been considerably larger than the number of boys ever since I have been keeping statistics, but this is the first year I have asked for the number of candidates by gender. With nearly 20% more girls than boys taking the test, it is hardly surprising that they come out top in the success rate, but a difference of 97 children  is still remarkable. My own view is that this is because girls will tend to do better than boys on the English task, which accounts for 2/5 of the total marks. It also explains why there are more grammar school places available for girls than for boys.

There is a small increase in the number of Kent children being found successful in the Medway Tests, although there is a sharp fall in those from outside the county, with 16 in total, including 3 each from Bexley and Lewisham. Needless to say few if any of these will take up places in Medway grammar schools as many will look to their own area as priority, and are using Medway as a back up (just as many Medway children use the Kent Test in the same way).

Medway Test 2012 Entry


  Children in Cohort Candidates Successes % Success % of cohort
Medway 2949 1636 683 42 23.2
  boys   315    
  girls   368    
Kent boys   104    
  girls   127    
Out County     36  

 

Medway Review 2012 Entry

 

Children

in Cohort

Boys Entered

for Review

Girls Entered

for Review

Boys Passed

Review

Girls Passed

Review

% of whole cohort

Passed

 

Overall Passes Pass %
Medway Children 2949 115 136 27 34 2.06% 744 25.22%
Kent Children   15 17 3 5   239  
Others   1 1 0 0   36  

These figures show 61 Medway were children successful at Review, against a 2% target  figure of 59.

The total number of Medway boys who passed (taking  Review into account) is 342. For girls the figure is 402.

All data on this page is provided by Medway Council, often under the Freedom of Information Act

Medway Review 2011 Entry

  Number of Reviews Number of successful reviews % of cohort
Medway 249 56 2
Kent 21 6  
The 2% pass rate from the whole cohort of Medway children is the level specified in the Medway school transfer scheme.
There were no Review requests from outside Kent or Medway. Medway Council has changed its reporting back detail on Reviews so that its a simple pass/fail decision, accompanied by the written comment on each of English, maths and science. In previous years there was an overall grade of 1-5, but this has now gone.

Medway 11 plus data 2011 entry

The following statistics suggest the reason for the lower score for successful candidates in the Medway test this year:

  Children in Cohort Candidates Successes % Success % of cohort
Medway 2905 1587 668 42 23
Kent   354 230 65  
Out County   15 10 67

 

This shows that once again, exactly 23% of the Medway cohort passed the test, the proportion defining the pass mark, with 42% of those taking the test achieving a pass mark, almost exactly the same as last year (41%). The number of Kent children taking the test was up by 41, although the number who passed was up by just 8. The small number of out county candidates was very similar to last year.

The proportion of Medway children who took the test fell by two percent, which was probably the most significant factor in seeing the pass mark fall to 508 from 521, because of the arcane way the score is determined.  Rolls in Medway Year Six children continue to fall, explaining why the number of candidates and successful candidates has declined significantly. This means that pressures on places at individual Medway Grammar schools (and indeed many other Medway schools) should ease further.

Medway Secondary School Appeals 2010 entry

  School Number of Appeals Successful Appeals % Success

Community & VC

Secondary Schools

       

 

Chatham Grammar Boys 19 8 42
  Greenacre School 19 12 63
  Rainham Girls 19 19 100
  Maths School 20 12 60
  Walderslade Girls 15 15 100

Foundation & VA

and Academies

       
  Brompton Academy 18 6 33
  Chatham Grammar Girls 19 14 74
  Strood Academy 4 4 100
  Thomas Aveling 30 8 27
  Robert Napier 16 4 25
  Rochester Grammar 25 6 24
  Rainham Mark Grammar 24 5 21
  Fort Pitt Grammar 35 3 9

 

Notes:

(1) Appeals for Community and VC Schools are organised by Medway Council. Appeals for Foundation & VA Schools, and Academies, are organised by independent appeal administrators

(2) These figures do not necessarily indicate succss rates in the future, as appeals are judged on the strength of individual cases, not by quotas, and the membership of each Panel varies year on year. 

Medway Primary School Appeals 2010 entry

Of the 62 Reception Appeals heard, 15 were upheld, all at two schools, with special circumstances due to other schools nearby closing. The zero succss rate at the other 12 schools underlines the difficulty of winning a reception appeal because of Infant class legislation.

 

 

 

Medway Secondary School Application figures September 2010 entry.

The removal of over 200 secondary school places in Medway to cater for falling rolls has really had an effect this year on the more popular schools as the number of children failing to get their first preferences has increased by 20%. Most popular school is Sir Thomas Aveling, as it has been for several years, with 86 first choices turned away, up from 40 in 2009. The Brompton Academy has leapt into second place turning away 50 first choices, forcing Rochester Grammar into third place being 48 oversubscribed (25 offers going to Kent children!). Fort Pitt Grammar School, after reducing its intake by 30, has now turned away 27 first choices - appeals there look interesting! What we are seeing here is an example of what can happen when school places are removed because of falling rolls - children end up being forced into less popular schools.

Medway Test information for 2010 entry

The total number of Year Six Medway children was 3149  (Interestingly, in spite of publicity about falling rolls in Medway, this is 140 more than last year).
  Candidates Successes % Success % of cohort
Medway 1759 727 41 23
Kent 314 222 71  
Out County 16 12 75  
With a further 4 Kent children passing on Review, this gives a total of 222 Kent children being found selective in Medway, 33 up on last year. The higher pass rate for Kent children merely reflects the higher ability of those likely to submit to an additonal set of tests.
The outside Kent and Medway figures are almost identical to last year. It is likely that most of this group just took the tests for practice with no intention of taking up a Medway Grammar school place. None of these Kent or out of county figures are used to determine the pass score which, as can be seen is fixed to allow 23% of Medway children.
Following the test results, parents of children who have not passed are invited to submit them for a review, which is designed to admit an additional 2% of Medway children. Review numbers for the Medway tests are as follows:

 

  Candidates Successes % Success % of cohort
Medway 270 63 23 2
Kent 26 4 15  
Total 296 67 23  

There were no candidates for review outside Medway and Kent.

2009 Medway Secondary School Entry

Unfortunately, my request for statistics did not cover the full information I have for Kent. However:

Thomas Aveling is the most oversubscribed school in Medway, 40 first choices turned away. Next in order were The Rochester Grammar School (26), Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (21), New Brompton College (20), Greenacre School (17), Robert Napier and The Strood Academy (14) and Chatham South (13).

Medway Tests 2008 for 2009 Entry

The number of children in Year Six in Medway Schools in 2008/9 was 3009. Of these, 1732 took the Medway tests, 685 being successful before the Review process. This is 23% of the cohort as expected under the procedures. A further 65 Medway children were successful in Review making a total of 25% of the cohort.

Another 306 Kent children took the Medway tests, 189 being successful (including those at Review). From outside Kent or Medway, just 15 children took the Medway tests, 9 being successful. It is likely that most of this last group just took the tests for practice with no intention of taking up a Medway Grammar school place. None of these out of county figures are used to determine the pass score.

Medway School Appeals 2007-8

Medway Council is only responsible for the appeals at three grammar schools. At Chatham Boys Grammar there were 3 successful appeals out of 13, at Fort Pitt, 8 successful appeals out of 20. At the Maths School, the outcomes were more complicated (see appeals page). 17 appeals out of 32 were successful, but these were all oversubscription appeals for boys who had already passed the Medway test. Another 9 boys were offered places after complaints by me to the ombudsman about the appeal process.

There were four oversubscribed non selective schools under Medway Council control. At Chatham South all 24 appeals were successful,, and at Greenacres all 8 appeals were successful. At Rainham Girls 8 out of 16 appeals were successful and at Walderslade Girls school the one appeal was successful.

All other secondary schools are Foundation Schools and have responsibility for their own appeals.

There were 51 infant school appeals. Of these 11 were successful, but just 3 of the successful appeals happened where there were classes of 30 and therefore subject to Infant Class Legislation.

Last modified on Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:59