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Friday, 29 March 2019 17:47

Oversubscription and Vacancies in Kent Grammar Schools on Allocation for 2019


Folkestone and Dover
All four grammar schools set local tests, success at which offers an alternative route for qualification to the Kent Test. All but Dover Boys slightly oversubscribed with first choices as a result. The following table shows the outcome of all Local Tests.
Kent Grammar School Allocations including Local Tests 2019
 School PAN  Kent Test  Local Test Vacancies 
% Pupil
Dover Boys 150 37 101  12 19%
Dover Girls 140 56 84  0 20%
Folkestone Girls 180 76 104  0 20%
Harvey 150 88 62  0 20%
Other Grammar Schools with Local Tests    
Highsted 180* 109 29 12 13%
Mayfield 180 145 35 0 9%

    * Admission Number Increased temporarily from 150

The four Folkestone and Dover grammar schools have, as s result of the Local Tests, considerably the highest proportion of  Year 7 children in Year 7 on Pupil Premium, next being Highworth with 15%. This is according to October's school census which has the average for grammar schools at 10%. 

Three schools were oversubscribed, with Dover Girls - offering places to 136 out of its 157 first choices, qualified by either route; : Folkestone School for Girls - 179 out of its 190 first choices; and Harvey Grammar -  163 first choices for its 150 places, details not yet available.
One negative consequence of Local Testing, in Dover is that GCSE performance in non-selective schools is significantly undermined as they lose many of their most able pupils, and will be for Folkestone when the Shepway Test children take GCSE for the first time this summer. 

Last modified on Friday, 11 October 2019 19:15


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