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Medway Secondary Schools & Academies M-R

updated September 2018

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

Rainham Mark Grammar School, Rainham.  Lead school in the Rainham Mark Grammar School Academy Group, incorporating Twydall Primary School. The school continues to grow in popularity.  The school selected on high scores until 2017 and has now switched to mainly geographical proximity without apparent loss of popularity.    OFSTED June 2014 - Outstanding, up from Good. Loses too high a percentage of pupils after GCSE and end of Year 11. For 2016 entry, 22 students dropped out from A Level in Year 12 in 2016, a high 13% of the total. See article. For 2017 19%  after GCSE and 10% at the end of Year 12.

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
2014 205 226 37
2015 205 227 29
2016 205 207 19
2017 205 241 62
2018 205 259 33
 
 
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014
35
5
2015  34 7
2016 25 5
2017 60 6
Appeals organised by Independent Appeal Administrator. It is consistently difficult to win a place on appeal.  For reasons I don't understand, the Appeals Panel for this excellent school conducts some of the most aggressive appeals in Kent or Medway where it is not clear there is a positive outcome.
 
2014 - 5 of the 19 who had passed had appeals upheld
2015 - 7 of the 20 who had passed had appeals upheld
2017 - 6 of the 49 who had passed had appeals upheld
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  98
2015 n/a n/a 97
2016 0.24 66.5
Grade 5 & above
Eng and Maths
2017 0.24(AA) 64.3% 87%

Rainham School for Girls, Gillingham.  The school is an academy, part of the Kemnal Manor Trust (Bromley). OFSTED May 2016 - Good again. 

 offered places, and again for 2016 admission. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
2014 270 263 44
2015 270 259 37
2016 270 259 0
2017 270 209 1
2018 270 232 17
 
 
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014
10
10
2015  32 32
2016
28
28
2017 0 0
 
For 2015, 2016 and 2018 there was a group session for appeals and after this the appeal panel decided to offer places to all appellants. No guarantee this will happen for 2019!
 
 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  57
2015 n/a n/a 49
2016 0.3 49.7
Grade 5 & above
Eng and Maths
2017 -0.08 (A) 42.1 33%

Robert Napier School, Gillingham.  An academy sponsored by the Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academies TrustOFSTED July 2016 - Requires Improvement

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
Vacant
places
LAA
Allocations
2014 210 73 23  42
2015 180 87 0  40
2016
180
85
36
 19
2017 180 94 0  25
2018 180 111 1 11
 2014 - 2017 all first preferences offered
 
Most of the Local Authority Allocations would have been unsuccessful applicants for Brompton, Howard or Rainham Girls.
 
2014 - 2018 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 26
2016 -0.08 41.7
Grade 5 & above
Eng and Maths
2017 -0.11 (A) 35.3 9%

The Rochester Grammar School. Part of Thinking Schools Academy Trust.  OFSTED Outstanding in November 2008.  Selects mainly on high aggregate scores, but put forward changes in Admission criteria to offer more places to connected girls with  basic passes in Medway Test. Some of these were turned down by Schools Adjudicator in 2018.  The number of first preferences has increased in most years, wholly down to increased pressure from out of county, see below. 

ugh the school's high expectations mean that a few girls move out because of the pressure. Most thrive on it! 

24 girls dropped out from A Level in Year 12 in 2016, a high 13% of the total. See article, Fell to 10% in 2017, along with all other grammar schools following my exposure of malpractice. This could be simply down to the pressure that girls are placed on to achieve, with others falling out or being encouraged to leave in the main school if they can't keep up to the standard. However, for those who have the ability and motivation to succeed it is reportedly a great experience, hence the school's popularity. One can only speculate how the school will manage under the new admission rules with the small minority of girls admitted on basic pass scores. Or much more importantly how the girls will fare!

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
Cut off.
Marks above
pass score
Out of
County
Allocations
2014 175 172 6  1 53
2015 205 222 24  10 48
2016 175 198 36  18 59
2017 205 268 87  33 76
2018 205 241 55  25 81
 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2014
14
5
2015  28 6
2016
43
3
2017 69 5
2018 47 8
All successful appeals in the past five years have been from girls who were found selective by the Medway Test.
 
 
2015 - 6 of the 18 who had passed had appeals upheld
2016 - 3 of the 19 who had passed had appeals upheld
2017 - 5 of the 67 who had passed had appeals upheld
2018 - 8 of the 31 who had passed had appeals upheld
 

 
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Progress 8
Attainment 8
% 5A*-C (inc
Eng and Maths)
2014 n/a n/a  99
2015 n/a n/a 99
2016 0.68 71
Grade 5 & above
Eng and Maths
2017 0.88 (WAA) 71 95%

Consistently very high performance.