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Friday, 29 October 2021 12:03

School Appeals in Kent and Medway 2021

Index

North West Kent Grammar Schools

North West Kent Grammar Appeals 2021
   Appeals  Upheld
G Appeals Upheld
Dartford  120 3 3% 2/88
 Dartford
Girls
75 0 0% 0/47
Gravesend 87 24 28% 0/28
Mayfield 36 20 56% 2/6
 Wilmington
97 5 5% 5/58
 Wilmington
Girls
69 2 3% 2/22
 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.  

All six grammar schools were oversubscribed, but with very different approaches to appeals on show.

Dartford Grammar, the most oversubscribed school in Kent and Medway, gives priority to the highest performing boys without regard to place of residence. Exceptionally this year, one of the three successful appeals went to a boy who had initially been found N/S who will have had particular circumstances. Dartford Girls, also giving priority to high performers had no successful appeals for the third time in five years. One of just two such grammars in Kent. Wilmington Boys and Girls both give priority to local children. Between them, the panels for the four Dartford grammar schools upheld just 10 out of 361 appeals, a total of under 3%. As I have reported for too many years, I feel so sorry for those Dartford local children who are near misses in the Kent Test with strong academic records, as their chances of success at an appeal for grammar school admission are minimal. Further away from London, none of Gravesend’s 24 appeals upheld had previously been found selective, for the second consecutive year as it follows its policy of supporting local boys, the GQC appellants would have been primarily from London or Essex. Fewer families of London girls chase grammar school places in Kent or Medway, and so Mayfield, which also encourages local children, sees less pressure on places than the equivalent boys’ schools, along with the two Dartford girls' grammars .

West Kent Grammar Schools

West Kent Grammar Appeals 2021
  Appeals Upheld % Upheld
G Appeals
Upheld
Cranbrook 33 4 12% 3/22
Judd 52 8 15% 8/34
Skinners 55 6 11% 4/35
Tonbridge 23 3 13% 3/13
TWGGS 42 5 12% 5/12
TWGSB 70 44 63% 0/0
Weald 113 21 19% 15/35
 
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.
 
There are no surprises with the outcomes here, the number of appeals upheld being very similar to that of previous years for each of the five academies, along with Tunbridge Wells Girls. Between the first five schools in the table just three previously N/S children were successful out of 205 appeals.
 
Tunbridge Wells Boys, being one of just four grammar schools still controlled by KCC who manage its appeals, tends to see the number upheld vary according to the pressure on places across the District.
Cranbrook, the only Kent school with part of its intake at 13 plus, had eight admission appeals for this age group, one upheld, out of five who had been found selective by the Cranbrook Test.
 
Next Page: Appeals for Medway Grammar Schools

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