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Medway Secondary Schools & Academies T-Y

Updated February 2021. Admissions Data to April 2021

You will find an initial article on 2020 allocations here, an article on 2020 oversubscription data for Medway 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 2020 Appeals Outcomes hereFor Attainment 8 and Progress 8 and further information on the performance of all Medway schools with 2019 GCSE scores go to here for explanation. In the Individual performance table, under KS5 Progress heading for 2019, you will find a figure 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. 

A Medway Council website page also gives considerable factual material about each separate secondary school.  

Thomas Aveling School, Rochester. Became an Academy September 2011. Heavily oversubscribed each year. Shared Lead School of the Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling (FPTA) Academies Trust, with lead CEO. Academically, consistently in top two schools (along with Rainham Girls) in GCSE performance.

 
 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
2016 190 206 33
2017 190 226 58
2018 190 233 70
2019 190 240 72
2020 220 244 56
2021 220 256 70

 
 APPEALS FOR SCHOOL PLACES
 
Appeals Heard
Upheld
2016 15 6
2017 36 6
2018 34 9
2019 48 8
2020 17 5

Appeals organised by Independent Appeal Administrator. 

PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Prog 8
Attain 8
Level 5 
Eng & Maths
KS5 Progress
Score
2016 0.46 49.3    
2017 -0.02(A)  40.8 22%   
2018 0.31(AA) 42.7 23%  -0.06(A)
2019 0.33(AA) 44.9 30% -0.19(BA,78,C-,36)

 

THOMAS AVELING OFSTED RECORD
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Jun 2016 Full Good
Jan 2012 Full Good

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Victory Academy, Chatham.  Now in purpose built premises. Its history through to Easter 2015 was very troubled but following the failure of the original academy sponsor, The Diocese of Rochester, it was taken over by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust which runs six other Medway schools. Unpopular with parents under previous control it has struggled to build up numbers in spite of  Good Ofsted in September 2017 and respectable GCSEs, including by some way the best non-selective Progress 8 in Medway in 2017 and in the top half since. Has close link with Holcombe Grammar sometimes sharing joint headteacher, which has led to several failed controversial initiatives, most recently here 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
  PAN 
1st
preferences
Vacant
places
Local
Authority
Allocations
2016 240 101 110 6
2017 240 113 72 30
2018 240 151 4 41
2019 240 152 0 18
2020 240 181 0 11
2021 240 147 0 0
 
2014 - 2020 no appeals for school admission
PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Prog 8
Attain 8
Level 5
Eng & Maths
KS5 Progress
Score
2016 -0.22 39.5
 
2017 0.34 (AA) 38.6 35%  
2018 -0.24(A) 33.3 20% -0.06(A)
2019 -0.12(A) 35.8 25% -0.53(BA,36,D+,29)

* In brackets for 2019 - Level Achieved (Below Average), Number taking one A Level, 3 A Levels

VICTORY OFSTED RECORD
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Sep 2017 Full Good
Dec  2015 Monitoring Effective Action
Jun  2015 Full Requires Improvement
Oct 2013 Monitoring Effective Action
Jun 2013 Full Requires Improvement

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Walderslade Girls' School, Chatham.  Became academy Nov 2011. On the slide with OFSTED Sep 2017 -Requires Improvement down from Good, saw standards and popularity fall and headteacher depart in advance of Inspection. Paid the price and lost independence Summer 2018, becoming part of Greenacre Academy Trust. Sixth form is a partnership with Greenacre. Popularity is at an all time low for 2020, although the Good Ofsted, December 2019 suggests improvements are on the way. 

 INITIAL ALLOCATIONS  
 
PAN 
1st
preferences
1st preferences
not offered
Vacant
places
LAAS
2016
160
134
0
7
0
2017 180 149 0 5 0
2018 180 112 0 23 4
2019 180 108 0 15 24
2020 180 93 0 37 20
2021 180 101 0 5 39

2014 - 2020 no appeals for school admission

PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Prog 8
Attain 8
Level 5
Eng & Maths
KS5
Progress
2016 -0.41 45.3
 
2017 -0.36(BA) 35.6 18%  
2018 -0.28(BA) 39 27% -0.30(BA)
2019 -0.34(BA) 37.2 23% -0.12(A,37,C-,6)

 Is regularly towards the foot of Medway GCSE tables for GCSE performance. 

WALDERSLADE GIRLS OFSTED RECORD
Inspection
Type
Outcome
Dec 2019 Full Good
Sep 2017 Full Requires Improvement
Mar 2014 Full Good

 

Waterfront UTC
Previously the failed Medway UTC. Was re-brokered to the Howard Academy Trust April 2019 and we must hope they can turn it around. UTCs cater for students in Years 10-11, but because of the previous failures, the Howard Trust planned to turn it by stages into an 11-18 school, beginning with Year 9 in September 2019, where it has remained at present, although there is no logic to transfer in the middle of Key Stage Three. Possibly doing so to be viable in terms of numbers. The other local UTC, Leigh in Dartford has thrown in the towel and has transferred completely to  11-18. 
 
The Medway UTC opened in September 2015 in £12 million purpose built premises, sponsored by local businesses, Higher Education Institutions and Medway Council. You will find two articles detailing its subsequent appalling failure under a 'professional' Board of Directors and school leaders. The first, looking at it being placed in Special Measures is here, and the second explaining how and why it was taken away from the original sponsors and passed over to the Howard Trust is here.  
 
Unsurprisingly it has never caught on with local students and only a third of its 150 places have usually been taken up. The Sixth Form is no more popular, as can be seen from the following census outcomes. 
 
Waterfront UTC numbers
according to Census:  PAN 150
 
October
2018
October
2019
October 
2020
Year 9 0 54 56
Year 10 52 51 55
Year 11 64 49 52
Year 12 22 29 27
Year 13 34 19 22

 

PERFORMANCE DATA
 
Prog 8
Attain 8
Level 5
Eng & Maths
KS5
Progress
2019 Supp Supp Supp -0.12(A,37,C-,6

Just one pupil met criteria for Progress 8 inclusion in 2019
 
(as Medway UTC)
InspectionType Outcome
Mar 2018  Full Special Measures