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Friday, 29 October 2021 12:03

School Appeals in Kent and Medway 2021

Index

East Kent Grammar Schools
 
 
East Kent Grammar Appeals 2021
  Appeals Upheld %
G Appeals
Upheld
Chatham &
Clarendon
 93  27  29% 0/0
Barton Court 72 26 36% 0/0
Borden 50 24 48% 0/0
Dane Court  62 11 18% 1/1
Dover Boys 15 5 33%  0/0
Dover Girls 21 0 0% 0/5
Folkestone Girls 18 15 83% 0/0
Harvey 43 6 14% 6/10
Highsted 25 18 72% 0/0
QEGS 43 6 15% 2/4
Simon Langton Boys 38 10 26% 8/18
Simon Langton Girls 56 24 43% 0/0
Sir Roger Manwood's 28 26 93%  0/0
 
Note: G Appeals Upheld refers to children who are previously GQC (Grammar Qualified Children). 
 
For the pattern of appeals in previous years, go to here for 2020 outcomes, or the Individual Schools section for the historic pattern. Unsurprisingly, the eight schools with the highest rates of upheld appeals were those with vacancies on allocation.
 
In Canterbury, the pattern of Simon Langton Boys appeals has proved unpredictable, with eight of the ten successful appeals this year being previously GQC, similar to last year’s pattern, whereas in 2019, there were no appeals from GQC boys, but still 10 upheld. Simon Langton Girls has had difficulty attracting pupils in the past, but this period appears to have passed and the school nearly filled this year, the success rate at appeal falling as a result. The 26 appeals upheld at Barton Court appears an exception as the school is normally oversubscribed, but this year had 29 vacancies on allocation. 
 
Dover Girls was just one of two Kent grammars with no successful appeals, the school having filled thanks to the local test which produced 90 of the total 140 offers.  The oversubscribed Harvey Grammar only upheld appeals from GQC, who could have been found selective by either the Kent procedure or the local test.
 
Queen Elizabeth’s in Faversham is regularly oversubscribed because of the additional pressure from Whitstable children, some of whom lose out on distance grounds. In past years, as with some other grammar schools, GQC lose out at appeal if they have been offered an alternative grammar school on application, because their case appears less pressing. 
 
Mid Kent Grammar Schools
 
Mid Kent Grammar Appeals 2021
  Appeals Upheld %
G Appeals
Upheld
Highworth
43 12 28% 0/0
Invicta 79 19 24% 7/11
Maidstone  47 18 38% 0/0
Maidstone Girls 82 39 48% 0/0
Norton Knatchbull 55 32 58% 0/0
Oakwood Park 61 50 82% 0/0
 Note: G Appeals Upheld refers to children who are previously GQC (Grammar Qualified Children).
 
For the pattern of appeals in previous years, go to here for 2020 outcomes, or the Individual Schools section for the historic pattern.  
Highworth and Invicta with the lowest rates of success at appeal, were the only two grammars oversubscribed in mid-Kent, underlining the divide between West Kent and the West of the county.  
The noteworthy story here is Maidstone Grammar which did not fill on allocation for the first time in my memory having 14 vacancies, but the appeals brought its number on roll back up to the Published Admission Number.

 Next Page: Appeals for North West and West Kent Grammar Schools


Last modified on Sunday, 31 October 2021 19:50

2 comments

  • Comment Link Sunday, 31 October 2021 23:38 posted by Charles Filmer

    Another unique and comprehensive analysis about education matters in Kent. Congratulations Peter, but when is your contribution to education in the county to be recognised?

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