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Individual School Information - C

 

updated February 2020 Data up to date March 2020

You will find an initial article on 2020 allocations here, an article on 2020 oversubscription data for grammar schools here, and for non-selective schools hereFor Grammar School Preferences, only grammar qualified are counted. The PAN is the Published Admission Number and refers to the number of places available in the year group for each school. If additional places were offered, I have recorded this under PAN.  

A Report on 2019 Appeals Outcomes hereFor Attainment 8 and Progress 8 and further information on the performance of all Kent schools with 2019 GCSE scores go to here for explanation.

In the Individual performance table, under the A Level Progress heading for 2019, you will find a set of data like this: -0.37(BA,104,D+, 60). This tells you that the school has a Progress performance level at A Level of -0,37, which is Below Average, 104 students took at least one A Level with an average Grade of D+, with 60 students taking three A Levels. 

The Canterbury Academy . (previously The Canterbury High School). Is in Federation with Canterbury Primary School, and  several sporting centres providing excellent facilities, together forming (slightly confusingly) The Canterbury Academy (a multi-academy trust), set up in 2010. Children at Canterbury Primary (Previously Beauherne Primary) have priority for admission after Children in Care and 15% of places going to children with musical ability. Progress 8 within normal limits.  The school has an massive Sixth Form, taking in students from a range of schools, including grammar schools, up to 160 for 2017 entry. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
  PAN 
1st
preferences
1st prefs
not offered
Vacant
places
2015 180 204 47

0

2016 210 258 76 -1
2017 210 214 33 0
2018 210 214 35 0
2019 210 220 33
2020 240 205 5 0
. PAN increased to 210 for September 2016 admission. For 2017 entry, eventually admitted all who applied and persevered, without appeal. 
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES 
  Appeals Heard Upheld
2014 8 8
2015 0 0
2016 11 11
2017 No appeals  
2018 No appeals  
2019 No appeals  
 
Although oversubscribed, the school expects to lose some students to grammar school appeals. As a result, if unsuccessful, it is worthwhile persisting with an application and appeal, as usually nearly all such efforts prove successful. 
  
PERFORMANCE DATA
  Progress 8 Attainment 8
Grade 5 or 
above Eng & Maths
A Level
Progress Scores
2017 -0.04 (A) 42 23% -0.22(BA)
2018 -0.48(BA) 38 25% -0.38(BA) 
2019 -0.51 (WBA) 37.5 25% -0.34(BA,114,D+,58) 
 
 
CANTERBURY OFSTED RECORD
 
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Oct 2017 Full Good
May 2016 Monitoring Effective Action
Oct  2015 Full Requires Improvement
Apr 2012 Full Good

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Castle Community College (Deal), now renamed Goodwin Academy.
 
Castlemount School, Dover. Historic building destroyed by fire, believed to be arson in 1973. Rebuilt. Closed 1991.  
 
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Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs.  Dramatic fall to OFSTED Special Measures September 2014, from Good in May 2011 - see article. In a Monitoring Inspection in December 2014, OFSTED found rapid improvement, casting doubt on the original finding, see article. February 2015, OFSTED found further Reasonable progress. In spite of this, the school was still heavily oversubscribed for September 2015, rejecting 44 first choices, showing a combination of continued faith by parents and the 'fear of the Marlowe Academy' effect. Headteacher retired with immediate effect October 2015, following further fall in 5 GCSEs A*-C to 30% in 2015. See article. OFSTED April 2016: Effective Action to remove SM.  There were 5 monitoring visits by OFSTED and in March 2017 the school became an academy, sponsored by Barton Court Academy Trust.

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
  PAN 
1st
preferences
1st prefs 
not offered
2016 232 164 30
2017 232 198 33
2018 210 214 35
2019 232 219 77 
2020 232 191 37
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
  Appeals Heard Upheld
2014 28 4
2015 27 8
2016 15 8
2017 27 5
2018 27 6
2019 32 7
 
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
Progress 8 Attainment 8
Grade 5 or 
above Eng & Maths
A Level
Progress Scores
2016 -0.14 44.8
2017 -0.21 (BA) 36.8 19% 0.22(A)
2018 -0.66(WBA) 33.9 16%  n/a
2019 -0.90 (WBA) 34.3 14%  n/a

Progress 8 in 2019, fifth lowest in Kent

  

CHARLES DICKENS OFSTED RECORD
 
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Jun 2019 Full Requires Improvement*
Apr 2016 Monitoring Effective Measures
Dec 2015 Monitoring Effective Measures
Apr 2015 Monitoring Reasonable Progress
Dec 2014 Monitoring Plans Fit for Purpose
Sep 2014 Full Special Measures
May 2011 Full Good

 * After Academisation

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Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School (The Federation of Ramsgate Grammar Schools - not to be confused with Chatham Grammar in Medway). The two Thanet grammar schools become a Federation in the light of falling rolls in Thanet in September 2009. The combined sixth form of some 500 students provides scope for new teaching options and specialisms. The Federation became a single academy in 2012 with both single sex and co-educational lessons in the main school and a fully co-educational sixth form, Mrs Liddicoat having been promoted to become Chief Executive, after a previous disastrous appointment left suddenly.   Numbers well up in past two years to September 2017. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
  PAN 
1st
preferences
1st Pref
Not Offered
Vacant
places
2016 180 145 0 26
2017 180 142 0 23
2018 180 168 0 0
2019 180 154 0 5
2020 180 179 29 0

In 2018, all 168 grammar qualified first choices were offered places

 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
  Appeals Heard Upheld
2014 99 62
2015 136 33
2016 113 47
2017 104 66
2018 82 54
2019 130 18
 
For 2019 entry an amazing 130 appeals, partly brought about by parents trying to avoid local unpopular non-selective schools. Changed Appeal Panel provider to KCC for 2017 appeals, to increase numbers, as shown by increase. For 2018 the school was indirectly attacked by a neighbouring grammar school headteacher for admitting such a large number through appeals upheld, blaming it on the appeal panel for 'forcing' the school to admit the extra numbers. The consequence was the large fall in the success rate for 2019!
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
  Progress 8 Attainment 8
Grade 5 or 
above Eng & Maths
A Level
Progress Scores
2016 0.19 65.0  
2017 -0.23 (BA) 58.2 74% -0.33(BA)
2018 -0.02(A) 61.4 80% -0.40(BA)
2019 -0.08 (A) 62.9 83%  -0.40(BA,241.C-,215)

 

OFSTED RECORD
 
Inspection
Type
Outcome
May 2018 Short Good 
Sep 2014 Full Good

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Chaucer Technology College Canterbury. CLOSED IN JULY 2014.  See article for 2014 update.  

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Community College Whitstable - now The Whitstable School

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Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone.  Sponsored by the Future Schools Trust.  This was formed from the Cornwallis School, previously a heavily oversubscribed successful secondary school in south Maidstone. The Academy was rebuilt at a cost of some £31 million. The Academy places great emphasis on technology. The Academy linked up with the failing Senacre and Oldborough Manor Schools and is now federated with their replacement the New Line Learning Academy (NLL), under one Governing Body. Details are here.   OFSTED June 2013 Good.  Issued with Warning Notice November 2015 by DfE, along with NLL relating to poor standards. It was planned that both schools should be re-brokered to Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust. for September 2019, but this was scrapped after performance at both schools finally improved. Recent improvements in GCSE to eighth highest n/s in Kent 2019, Above Average and three consecutive Good Ofsted,s most recently in 2017.

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS 
  PAN 
1st
preferences
1st prefs
not offered
LAAs
Vacant
places
2016 255 196 0 4 6
2017 255 162 0 11 10
2018 255 127 0 11 54
2019 255 144 0 50 0
2020 255 152 0 48 6

Popularity has slumped in recent years

2014 - 2018 - no appeals for school admission

PERFORMANCE DATA
  Progress 8 Attainment 8
Grade 5 or 
above Eng & Maths
A Level
Progress Scores
2016 -0.04 45.2  
2017 (BA) -0.5 35.4 19% -0.35(BA)
2018 -0.13(A) 39.3 29%  -0.24(BA)
2019 0.17 (AA) 43.8 38%  -0.13(A,98,D+,33)

 

CORNWALLIS OFSTED RECORD
 
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Nov 2017 Full Good
Jun 2013 Full Good
Mar 2010 Full Good

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Cranbrook School. Day and Boarding Grammar School, with entry at 13+ only until recently. Became an academy in 2007. The remainder of this section refers to 13+ entry. A maximum of 98 places has been available for day students, a high proportion being taken up by pupils from local private schools who specialise in coaching for the school's own tests. The School Admission policy states that the selection tests are as follows: "Candidates take an objective test set by NFER and the school also sets supplementary papers in Mathematics and English. The objective NFER test is the primary test". There is no indication of how candidates are selected from the results of these tests. There have been a number of successful complaints over admission appeals. Latest Social Care inspection of the boarding provision was in May 2018 where it was found to be Outstanding again.  

The school has changed its age of entry to 11 via a long drawn out process to meet local pressures, fought hard against by the prep school parents, and offered 30 year 7 places for September 2017.  Because of high demand, the school is now taking in 60 children at age 11 for 2018 and 19, accelerating the process.  

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS At YEAR 7
  PAN 
1st
preferences
1st prefs
not offered
2017 30 52 24
2018 60 75 17
2019 60 74 17
2020 60 71 21
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES (year 9)
  Appeals Heard Upheld
2014 6 1
2015 1 0
2016 0 0
2019 3 0
 
did not collect Year 9 data for 2017 and 2018
The one appeal for Year 9 in 2019 was unsuccessful  
 
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES (year 7)
  Appeals Heard Upheld
2017 10 0
2018 16 2
2019 26 1
 
For 2018 appeals, one of the 6 children who had been found selective had their appeal upheld.
For 2019 appeals, one of the 8 children who had been found selective had their appeal upheld.  
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
  Progress 8 Attainment 8
Grade 5 or 
above Eng & Maths
A Level
Progress Scores
2016 n/a 66.4  
2017
Low
Coverage
63.1 67% 0.09(A)
2018
Low
Coverage
68.4 87% -0.12(BA)
2019 Low Coverage 65.6 86% 0.24(AA,140,B,138) 

Low coverage as 11 plus entry has not reached GCSE. 

Consistently strong GCSE performance.

 

OFSTED RECORD
 
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Nov 2017  Full Good
Jun 2013 Full Good
Mar 2010 Full Good

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