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Displaying items by tag: Primary Reception Pressures

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools

Updated May 2020
Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Tunbridge Wells Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, for 2018 here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a good website to provide a host of factual data about individual Kent schools here.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2019 and February 2020  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards)  

 

 
TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 19 - Feb 20
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Rusthall St Paul's CofE Good (SC) Jan 20
Concern so
Section 5 to follow
Temple Grove (A) Good Sep 19 Up one
 
 
TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 18 - Jul 19
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Pembury  Good (S) Mar 19 No change
St Barnabas CofE VA Good (S) Oct 18 No change
Skinners' Kent Primary (A)
Good 
Sep 18 
1st Inspection 
Wells Free Good (S) Jun 19 No change

   

TUNBRIDGE WELLS
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Broadwater Down Good Nov 17 No change
St John's CofE Infant
Good 
Nov 17 
No change 
St Matthew's High Brooms CofE Good Jul 18  No change
Southborough CofE Good Jun 18 No change

  

 
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bidborough CofE VC Good Jul 17 No change
Lamberhurst St Mary's CofE VC Good Jul 17 No change
Good 
Jan 17 
No change 
Bishops Down Primary Good Feb 17 No change
Temple Grove Academy Requires Improvement Apr 17 No change

 

TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Fordcombe CofE Good Feb 16 Up one
Rusthall St Paul's CofE VA Good Jun 16 Up one
St Augustine's Catholic Good Nov 15 Up one

Excerpt from TW Section of article on Oversubscription and Vacancies in Kent Primary Schools 2015: "Just 29 places free at two schools, 3% of the total, 23 being at Rusthall St Paul’s CofE. The other 6 are at the new Skinners Kent Primary Academy, which has also had nine children allocated. " 

 

TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
St Barnabas CofE VA Good Nov 14 No change
Pembury Good Feb 15 No change
Temple Grove Academy  Requires Improvement  Feb 15  Up one
Wells Free   Good  Jun 15  1st Insp

Information from Oversubscription Survey of Kent primary schools, for entry September 2014.

Tunbridge Wells is usually the eye of the storm, but the situation has eased this year, even though several schools have actually reduced intake. The controversial plan to expand Bishops Down Primary from 30 to 60 places was once again reversed, this time by governors frustrated by KCC’s inability to sort out the problems,  and with Claremont School again taking just 60 children instead of the 90 in 2012, there is a much higher proportion of siblings than normal offered places in both schools, so non-siblings have lost out. Even though Claremont turned away 30 first choices, this is surprisingly a fall from last year’s 45 when it was the fifth most oversubscribed school in Kent. Pembury and St Matthew’s High Brooms CofE have both reduced their intakes by 30 down to 60 children. Most oversubscribed schools are St John’s CofE and St James CofE, the Wells Free School, in its second year with an intake of just 24 in fifth place with 20 first choices turned away. Even though there are four schools with vacancies, 71 children were allocated to schools they did not apply for, with nearly half of these going to Temple Grove Academy, showing it has not yet lost the mantle of its previous name, Sherwood Park.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Rusthall St Paul's CofE VA

Requires Improvement

Mar 14 No change
St Matthew's High Brooms CE VA

Good Progress from SM

Nov 13

Reasonable Progress from SM

Mar 14

Good

Jul 14 Up two
St Peter's CofE

Outstanding

Mar 14 Up one
Southborough

Good

Mar 14 No change
Speldhurst CofE

Outstanding

Feb 14 Up one

2012-2013 Reports

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bidborough CofE VC Good Jul 13 No change
Broadwater Down Good Feb 13 Up one
Lamberhurst St Mary's CofE Good May 13 No change
St John's CofE Good Feb 13 No change
St Mark's CofE Good May 13 Up one
St Matthew's High Brooms CofE VC Special Measures Jun 13 Down one

Pre September 2012 Reports

School Grade Date Comments
Bishops Down Primary Good Mar 2012
Broadwater Down Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Fordcombe CofE Primary Satisfactory Dec 11
Langton Primary Outstanding Jun 2012
Pembury Good Jul 2010
Rusthall St Pauls CofE VA Primary Satisfactory Jun 2012
St Barnabas CofE VA Primary Good May 2010
St Marks CofE Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011
St Matthew's High Brooms CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2011

Sherwood Park

Special Measures Jun 12

See articles on Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools and Bishops Down

Pressures on Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools for 2012 Entry (written March 2012)

have written various articles on the mounting problems with primary school provision, in Tunbridge Wells and West Kent, the most recent being here.  although this details the proposed new Free School, it also outlines issues from previous years. Although there are some 25 fewer children looking for places this year, KCC has seen fit to reduce provision by 20 places  to match, presumably assuming that this will keep problems no worse than last year.

After primary school placements were released on March 30, Tunbridge Wells primary schools had just 16 places left free out of the 920 available in Reception classes for September 2012, and 75 children having none of their choices. 15 of those 16 places are at Pembury School, out of town and across the A21, and only exist as its capacity was expanded by 30 at short notice last year, to cater for the difficulties then.

Pressures have been known for some time.  In some recent years, the catchment distance has been as low as 350 yards, when intake was 30; it has risen to twice that with the intake being 60. Now the result of an Adjudicator's decision on numbers, but no final outcome yet (Feb 2013). See article

The problems with the last minute expansion of Claremont Primary from 60 to 90  for 2011 entry arewell documented, but this has now been consolidated (NOTE - no it has not, and KCC has reduced its PAN back to 60 for 2013 entry, which will surely be the subject of complaint and appeal)

St Matthew's High Brooms also received 20 additional pupils last year at the last moment, and this has also been consolidated with a PAN increase from 60 to 90 for 2012 (NOTE and now permanently). 17 of the additional pupils have been allocated by KCC, who did not apply for it.

Last year, Sherwood Park had 27 children allocated to it, this year the figure has risen to 33 out of its 60 places. The school is one of the lowest performing primaries in Kent and is destined to be taken over by an academy group (which one is unknown, but follow link),  so most of those allocated will be unhappy with their destination. The other two schools taking numbers of reallocated children are Rusthall St Paul's and Broadwater. (NOTE failed OFSTED and has now been resurrected as a sponsored academy)

The big puzzle is St James CofE VA Infant School which has a Planned Admission Number of 70. This requires the school to organise three classes of 23 children, a comfortable number for everyone, but with pressure on the system, both financially a luxury, but also tempting to increase numbers to 30 a class  i.e. 90 in total. In fact, this is what happened last year and could be expected to repeat for 2012 entry, given the pressures on the system. However, for some reason, KCC decided to reduce numbers back to 70, in spite of the pressure on places. I understand the school was happy to admit 90 again, which makes the decision doubly bizarre (NOTE - unsurprisingly, there were 30 successful appeals). 

In this pressured situation, KCC's main long term solution appears to be championing a new Free School, which is proposed for the area. However, as my article shows, it is planned to have one small class each year, so hardly likely to make a big incursion into the shortage of places (NOTE - see latest). 

This being Tunbridge Wells, some parents will opt out of unsuitable schools, taking advantage of the profusion of private schools in the area. Last year, around 34 children dropped out of the system, most probably following this route, allowing a total of 52 of those allocated by KCC to secure places in one of their preference schools, and a total of 13 free spaces across all schools.  .

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Tonbridge Primary Schools

Updated May 2020
Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Tonbridge Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, 2018  here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2018 and July 2019  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards)  

 

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 19 - Feb 20
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Hadlow Good Oct 19 No change
Long Mead  Good Sep 19 Up one 
Marden  Good (SC) Oct 19
Concern Section 5
to follow

 

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 18 - July 19
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Brenchley & Matfield (A) Good (S)  Nov 18  No change
Shipbourne Good (S) Mar 19 No change
Woodlands* (A) Good Jun 19 1st Insp

  * First Inspection as an academy after Woodlands Junior (Good) and Infant (Outstanding) combined

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Stocks Green Good  Jun 18  No change

 

TONBRIDGE
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cage Green Primary Requires Improvement  Oct 16 No change 
St Stephen's (Tonbridge) Primary Special Measures  Sept 16  Down one
Sussex Road Community Primary Good Nov 16 No change
Good Mar 17 No change
Long Mead Community Primary
Requires Improvement May 17 Down one
Hildenborough CofE Primary Good May 17 No change

 

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Hadlow Good Mar 2016 Up one
Marden Good Mar 2016 Up one

 

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Leigh Good Oct 14 Up one
Shipbourne Good Mar 15 Up one
Staplehurst  Reasonable Progress to removal of SW   Nov 14
Good Jun 15 Up one
 Wateringbury  Requires Improvement  Feb 15  No change

Information from Oversubscription Survey of Kent primary schools, for entry September 2014.

Tonbridge town once again has no vacancies in any of its Reception classes for September with first choices polarising again around Slade Primary, which turned away 47 children. However, just 29 allocations to two schools suggests most parents are not unhappy with their offers.

TONBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Brenchley & Matfield CofE Good (see below) Nov 13 Up one
Cage Green Reasonable Progress from SM Sep 13
Reasonable Progress from SM Jan 14
Requires Improvement Jul 14 Up one
East Peckham Good Oct 13 Up one
Hadlow Requires Improvement Dec 13 No change
Horsmonden Requires Improvement Mar 14 Down one
Long Mead Community Good Jan 14 Up one
Marden Requires Improvement Nov 13 Down one
St Stephen's Requires Improvement Jul 14 No change
Stocks Green, Hildenborough  Good Mar 14 No change
Woodlands Infants Good Jan 14 No change

Long Mead Community Primary School is Federated with Hugh Christie Technology College. 

In March 2010, Brenchley & Matfield was placed in Special Measures with an absolutely dreadful OFSTED Report. In October 2010, a Monitoring Inspection again hammered the school, with particular criticism being levelled at KCC's inadequate response. A subsequent inspection in October 2011 found the school to be 'Satisfactory' and since then it has completed a hard earned climb. The school is situated in a prosperous part of the Tonbridge District and although the initial failure came as a shock to many, the disruption in staffing provision, including some poor staff should have sent warning signs to the Authority which clearly failed to act. 

2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Capel Requiress Improvement Feb 12 No change
Cage Green 
Special Measures Oct 12 Down One
Progress from SM Jan 13
Reasonable progress May 13
Hildenborough CofE  Good Oct 12 Up one
Leigh Requires Improvement May 13 Down one
Long Mead Requires Improvement Dec 12 No change
Penshurst CofE VA Good May 13 Down one
St Margaret's, Collier St, CofE VC Good Jul 13 No change
St Stephens  Requires Improvement Sep 12 No change
Wateringbury CofE Requires Improvement Feb 13 No change

  Pre September 2012 Reports 

School Grade Date Comments
Capel Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
East Peckham Primary Satisfactory Sep 2011
Hildenborough CofE Primary Satisfactory Jul 2010
Horsmonden Primary Good Nov 2010
Stansted CofE Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Sussex Road Primary Good Sep 2011
Woodlands Junior Outstanding May 2011

The following comment on September 2012 admissions was written March 2012

The town of Tonbridge has fewer children than the other pressure points, but still only has vacancies in one school. Cage Green Primary had its PAN increased by 6 to manage the increasing numbers but finished with 20 spaces. Oddly most children who were allocated, 15 in number, have been sent to Long Mead Community Primary, filling it, with just one to Cage Green. Slade Primary is the sixth most oversubscribed primary school in Kent. Woodlands Infant School, the only recent OFSTED Outstanding school in Tonbridge, turned away just 2 first choices.

The following primary school had additional Reception intake places added in March for 2011 entry, to meet local pressures:

Long Mead Primary, up from 20 to 30 places

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Sevenoaks Primary Schools

Updated May 2020

Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Sevenoaks Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, for 2018  here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2018 and July 2019  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards) 

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOL
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2019 - Feb 2020
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Chevening St Botolph's CofE Good Nov 19 Down One
Churchill CofE Good Dec 19 Up one
Four Elms  Good Oct 19 No change
Halsted Requires Improvement Nov 19 Down one
Ightham Outstanding Mar 20 Up One*
Weald  Good Mar 20 No change

 * Following Short Inspection in Jan 2019, recommending full inspection to follow

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOL
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2018 - Jul 2019
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Amherst (A) Good (SR) Jan 19 No change
Ide Hill CofE Good (S) Apr 19 No change
Ightham Good (SR) Jan 19 No change
Platt CofE Good (S) Apr 19 No change
Shoreham Village Good (S) Mar 19 No change
West Kingsdown CofE Good Nov 18 Up one

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOL
 OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Borough Green Good Jun 18 No change
Churchill CofE VC Requires Improvement Oct 17 Down One
Crockham Hill CofE Good Feb 18 No change
Dunton Green Good Jul 18 Down one
Edenbridge* Inadequate Jan 18 Down Two
Fawkham Good Jun 18 No change
Hever CofE VA Requires Improvement Mar 18 Down One
Otford Good May 18 No change
Plaxtol Good Jan 18 No change
St Lawrence CofE Good Sep 17 No change
Sevenoaks Good Nov 17 No change
 
 you will find an article on the Edenbridge disaster here. The school has now been taken over as a Sponsored Academy by the Pioneer Academy Trust, which runs seven other primary academies in Bexley.

SEVENOAKS
PRIMARY SCHOOLS OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Churchill CofE VC Requires Improvement Oct 17 Down one
St Lawrence CofE Good Sep 17 No change
Sevenoaks
Good Nov 17 No change

 

SEVENOAKS
PRIMARY SCHOOLS OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
St John's CofE Primary Good Sept 16 No change
Weald Community Primary Good June 16 No change
Good Jan 17 No change
Good Feb 17 No change
Kemsing Primary Good Mar 17 No change
Dunton Green Primary
Taking effective action to
become good
Jun 17

 

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Dunton Green Requires Improvement Feb 16 No change
Four Elms, Edenbridge Good Feb 16 No change
Halstead Good Mar 16 Up one
Platt CofE VA Good Oct 15 Up one
Weald Community   Good  Jun 16  No change
West Kingsdown CofE VC Requires Improvement May 16 No change

Excerpt from the Sevenoaks section of an article on Oversubscription and Vacancies in Kent Primary schools 2015: "As in previous years, there are no vacancies at all in the seven town schools, four being heavily oversubscribed each with between 26 and 30 first choices turned away: Riverhead Infant; Sevenoaks; Lady Boswell’s CofE and St John’s CofE. With 360 offers, a third of these did not get their first choice".

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Amherst (A) Good Feb 15 Down one
Anthony Roper, Eynsford Good Jul 15 No change
Capel Good Feb 15 Up one
Chiddingstone CofE (A)   Outstanding  Mar 15  No change
Ide Hill Good Jun 15 No change
Ightham Good Feb 15 No change
Shoreham Village Reasonable progress to Remove SM Nov 14
Good Apr 15 Up two
Stansted CofE Insufficient progress to Remove SM Dec 14
 Insufficient progress to Remove SM
Mar 15
Sundridge & Brasted CofE  Outstanding   Jun 15  Up two

  (1) See article about Stansted. Stansted is to close July 2015.

 

Information from Oversubscription Survey of Kent primary schools, for entry September 2014

Biggest problems overall appear to be in Sevenoaks town and District, where there are just 10 vacancies overall across the 27 schools, at Churchill in Westerham and Fordcombe. There is intense pressure on Sevenoaks town again, even following last year’s expansions of an additional 60 places being pumped into Sevenoaks and Lady Boswell’s CofE Primaries. As a result, many families will find their children diverted to schools in neighbouring villages, filling these, a total of 75 families in the District getting no school of their choice. It is often falsely stated that the problems are caused by parental choice, although there is a polarisation towards Riverhead Infants in the town. But, if all schools in the town and district are oversubscribed, then parents have no choice! In total 186 of the 940 children applying for places did not get their first choice.

SEVENOAKS PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Borough Green Good Jun 14 No change
Churchill CofE Good Nov 13 Up one
Dunton Green requires Improvement Nov 13 Down one
Fawkham CofE VC Good Nov 13 Down one
Fordcombe CofE Requires Improvement Oct 13 No change
Halsted Community Requires Improvement Dec 13 No change
Hever CofE VA Good Oct 13  Up one
Otford Good Nov 13 Up one
St Thomas Catholic
Shoreham Village  Special Measures (go to here) Sep 13 Down two
Reasonable progress since SM Mar 14
Insufficient progress to remove SW Jul 14
West Kingsdown CofE VA Progress since SM (see below) Oct 13
Progress since SM Feb 14
Requires Improvement Jun 14 Up one

 2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Chevening, St Botolph's CofE VA Outstanding Feb 13 Up one
Crockham Hill CofE Good Jun 13 Down one
Edenbridge Good May 13 No change
Kemsing Good Jul 13 No change
Platt CofE VA Requires Improvement Jun 13 Down one
Plaxtol Good Jan 13 Up one
St Katharine's Knockholt CofE VA Good Feb 13 No change
St Lawrence CofE Good Jan 13 No change
Sevenoaks Good Apr 13 Down one
Sundridge & Brasted CofE VC Requires Improvement  Jun 13 No change
West Kingsdown CofE VC Special Measures Jun 13 Down two

Pre September 2012 Reports

School Grade Date Further Comments
The Anthony Roper Primary Good Jun 2010
Crockham Hill CofE VC Primary Outstanding Jun 2010
Churchill CofE VC PRimary, Westerham Satisfactory Nov 2011
Edenbridge Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Fawkham CofE Primary Outstanding Oct 2010
Four Elms Primary Good Oct 2010
Halstead Primary Notice to Improve Sep 2010
Halstead Primary Satisfactory Oct 2011
Hever CofE VA Primary Satisfactory  Mar 2012
Ide Hill CofE Primary Good Jul 2010
Otford Primary Satisfactory Dec 2010
New Ash Green Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
Paddock Wood Primary Good Mov 11
Platt CofE VA Primary Good May 2010
Seal CofE VC Primary Good Oct 2011
Shoreham Village Good Oct 2010
Weald Community Primary Good  Oct 2011

Admission Issues for September 2012 entry (written March 2012)

Sevenoaks has the dubious honour of having two of the four most oversubscribed primary schools in the county. Riverhead Infants School heads the list with 54 first choices not offered places, with Sevenoaks Primary School in fourth place with 44 first choices turned away.  For some reason, Sevenoaks Primary which admitted 90 children last year, has seen this reduced  to 60 for 2012 entry (possibly because of pressure on space in the school) but the impact of this reduction itself does not explain the leap in popularity of the two schools which turned away 26 first choices between them in 2011. However, there was an increase of around 80 children in Sevenoaks and District, some of which will be Sevenoaks residents. Some of the displaced children were absorbed by those parents who had also put St John's on their list. St John's had its PAN increased by 15 to 30 for 2011, and this year its numbers were increased by another 20 to try and tackle the problems.  In other words St John's has seen its intake change from 15 to 50 in just two years and one has to wonder if it has the facilities to cope with this dramatic change in character of the school.

41 of the remaining children were allocated to Seal Primary School, 2 miles out of Sevenoaks, along the A25, which is already solid with traffic at 8.30 in the morning. For the second year running Seal has been doubled in size to take in a temporary intake of 60, although in 2011 the extra places were not taken up.  This time the school is technically full, with just 19 local children taking up places, and one wonders how many children will wander off to private schools where parents can afford to pay, to avoid the journey and the enforced placement of so many children out of town.

In this district there is also considerable pressure in the area around Sevenoaks, with Chevening St Botolph's, Chiddingstone, Crockham Hill, Fawkham, and Kemsing, all turning away more than 10 first choices. Many of those children who were offered none of their choices will have been placed at Edenbridge (24 allocations), and Halsted (16). An additional 10 last minute places were put in at Shoreham and another 5 at Weald Primary School to eas the pressures. When all the numbers are added up, there are just 7 vacant places in the rural areas, with none in Sevenoaks itself.

The following primary schools had additional Reception intake places added in March for 2011 entry, to meet local pressures:

Chiddingstone CofE Primary, up from 20 to 25 places

Churchill CofE Primary up from 40 to 50 places

Ide Hill CofE Primary up from 15 to 20 places

St John's CofE Primary (Sevenoaks), up from 15 to 30 places

St Katherine's Knockholt CofE Primary, up from 20 to 30 places

For 2011, the following additional places were added.

Chiddingstone Primary: PAN increased by 5, a further 5 places added in March.

Otford Primary: 10 additional places were in March

Seal CofE VC Primary: 30 additional places in March

Sevenoaks Primary: , 30 additional places in March

Weald Community Primary: 5 additional places in March

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Gravesham Primary Schools

 Updated May 2020

Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Gravesham Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, for 2018 here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2019 and July 2020  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards) 

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2019 - July 2020
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cecil Road
Good (S)
Dec 19
No change
Copperfield*
Effective Action Monitoring
after Special Measures
Feb 20  
Vigo Good (S) Nov 19 No Change
Westcourt Good (S) Nov 19 No change

* Put Copperfield in Search Engine for further information. Early allocation information has Copperfield with 42 LAAs and still 19 free places out of its 90. 

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2018 - July 2019
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Copperfield (A)* Special Measures Jan 19 Down one
Culverstone  (A) Good (S) Oct 18 No change
Holy Trinity CofE VA
Good
Sep 18 
Up one
Istead Rise (A)**
Good
Sep 18
Up two
Meopham Community (A)
Good (S)
Oct 18
No change
Riverview Infant (A)
Good (S)
Oct 18
No change

 *Copperfield Academy has had a dreadful record for as long as I have run this website, most recently covered here. You will find a positive Monitoring Report here.  

** Istead Rise has also had a dreadful history both as a KCC school and being run by Meopham Community Trust. Now run by Swale Academies Trust and Good for the first time. See Ofsted record below.

GRAVESHAM
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Higham Good Jun 18 No change
Kings Farm Good May 18 Up one
Lawn
Good
Nov 17
No change
Rosherville CofE Academy (A)
Good
Nov 16
No change
Shears Green Junior
Good
Nov 17
No change
Shorne CofE (A)
Good
Oct 17
No change
Singlewell
Good
Nov 17
No change
St Botolph's CofE (A)
Good
Sep 17
No change
St John's Catholic Good Apr 18 No change

 Item on Copperfield Academy here

GRAVESHAM
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Wrotham Road Primary Good July 16 Up one
Sedley's Cof E VA Primary Good Nov 16 No change
Copperfield Academy Requires Improvement Sept 16
Up one
Chantry Community Academy Good Dec 16 Up two
Whitehill Primary Good Jan 17 No change
Tymberwood Academy Good Feb 17 Up two
Shears Green Infant Good Mar 17 No change
Painters Ash Primary Good Jun 17 Up one

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cecil Road Good May 16 Up one
Chantry Effective action to remove SM Dec 15
Holy Trinity CofE VA  Requires Improvement  Mar 16  No change
Kings Farm*
 
Effective action to remove SM Sep 15
Effective action to remove SM    Jan 16
Requires Improvement May 16 Up one
Riverview Junior  Requires Improvement  May 16  No change
Vigo Village Good Feb 16 no change

* Article on renaissance of Kings Farm here

 

Excerpt from Gravesham section of article on oversubscription and vacancies in Kent primary schools 2015: "Gravesend and Northfleet families have most difficulties across Kent in finding good schools for their children".

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Chantry*  Special Measures  May 15  Down one
Culverstone Green Good Sep 14 No change
Istead Rise Not enough progress to removal of SM  Nov 14
Kings Farm**
 Special Measures  Oct 14  Down one
LA Statement of Action fit for purpose
School Action Plan fit for purpose
Jan 15
Reasonable Progress to remove SM May 15
Meopham Community Academy  Good  Nov 14  Down one
Painters Ash Requires Improvement Feb 15 No change

*Chantry: See article here. 

**Kings Farm: See article on Inspection Report here. Further article on Whitehill and Kings Farm here.

Information from Oversubscription Survey of Kent primary schools, for entry September 2014

Next up is probably Gravesham, and certainly the town where I have had most concerns expressed (Sevenoaks parents may be used to it!).  Quite simply, there are just two vacancies in the whole urban district of Gravesend and Northfleet, and 12 in the rural south at Vigo. Every other one of the 24 other schools is full. The two Catholic schools, St John’s in Gravesend (second in Kent), and St Joseph’s in Northfleet (last year’s most oversubscribed school) account for 86 first choices turned away. Here 129 children, 10% of the total applicants, were offered no school of their choice, five schools all of whom have had difficult histories, mopping up the large majority of these, headed up by Whitehill, with a remarkable 30 Local Authority Allocations out of its 90 places. No extra places created to tackle this issue, although I have been warning about it for some years.

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Higham

Good

Oct 13 Up one
Holy Trinity CofE VA

Requires Improvement

Nov 13 Down one

Istead Rise
School Plan not fit for purpose
following SM (see below) 
Sep 13
Raynehurst Insufficient progress following SM Oct 13
Riverview Juniors Requires Improvement Jun 14 Down one
Rosherville CofE Satisfactory Progress following SM Dec 14
St Botolph's CofE VA  Requires Improvement  Oct 13  No change
St John's Catholic Good Jul 14 Down one
Wrotham Road Requires Improvement Apr 14 Down one

 2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cobham Outstanding Nov 12 Up one
Dover Road Inadequate Monitoring Insp Feb 13
Progress since special measures – inadequate
Progress since previous monitoring inspection – inadequate
Jul 13
Istead Rise 
Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
LEA Statement not fit for purpose
School Plan not fit for purpose
May 13
Lawn Good Mar 13 Up one
Painters Ash Requires Improvement Feb 13 No change
Raynehurst  Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
LEA Statement fit for purpose
School Plan not fit for purpose
Jun 13
Riverview Infants Good Apr 13 Down one
Rosherville CofE Satisf progr from SM Oct 12
  Satisf progr from SM Mar 13
Shears Green Infant Good Jun 13 Up one
Shears Green Junior Good Oct 12 Up one
Shorne CofE Good Oct 12 Up one
Singlewell Good Apr 13 Up one
Westcourt Good Mar 13 Up one
Whitehill Good May 13 Up one

Both Raynehust and Dover Road are being taken over by Reach2 to become Sponsored academies. 

Pre September 2012 Reports

   School                                                                 Grade                   Date        Further Information             
Cecil Road Primary Satisfactory Sep 2011
Chantry Primary       
Special Measures Feb 2010

Satisfactory progress Sep  2010. Satisfactory progress Mar 2011           Good Progress Jun 2011, Nov 2011

Chantry Primary Satisfactory Mar 2012
Dover Road Primary Special Measures Jul 2011 Satisf Prog Jan 2012. Inadequate progress Jun 2012
  Inadequate prog Feb 13 Monitoring Inspection
Higham Primary Satisfactory Oct 2011
Holy Trinity Primary Good Feb 2011
Istead Rise Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Kings Farm Primary Satisfactory  Mar 2011
Lawn Primary Satisfactory Dec 2010
Painters Ash Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011
Raynehurst Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
Riverview Junior
Notice to Improve Jan 2011 See below. Good progress May 2011
Riverview Junior Good Jul 2011
Rosherville CofE Primary Special Measures Feb 2012 Unsatisfactory Progress Jul 2012
Singlewell Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Whitehill Primary Satisfactory Jul 2011
Wrotham Road Primary Good Jul 2011
Vigo Village Good Jan 2011

Chantry Primary School working in tandem with Meopham Community Academy for a year from Jun 2011 under executive Head from Meopham.

Riverview Junior School: The notice to improve was issued solely because the schoool failed to complete satfety checks on staff, thus potlentially placing children at risk. This is part of the statutory safeguarding required, where failure to comply produces an automatic failure at an OFSTED Inspection. The Report states: "Were it not for the safeguarding weakness noted, this would be a good school with a number of outstanding features". The July 2011 Report confirms it is back to its previous status as a good school. 

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Dartford Primary Schools

 

Updated May 2020

Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 20120, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year. 

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Dartford Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, for 2018 here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here(2020 to follow). 

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2019 and Feb 2020  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy 

DARTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2019-4 Feb 2020
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bean Good Nov 19 Up one
Craylands Good(S) Sep 19 No change
Horton Kirby CofE (A) Outstanding Mar 20 Up one
Knockhall (A) Requires Improvement Sep 19 Up one
Our Lady's Catholic Good (S) Feb 20 No change
Stone St Mary's CofE** (A) Good (S) Feb 20 No change
Sutton at Hone (A) Good Mar 20 No change
* Has avoided Inspection since 2013. 
** Last Kent Ofsted published before lock-down
 
DARTFORD
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2018-Jul 2019
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Anthony Roper Good (S) Jun 19 No change
Dartford Bridge Community* Special Measures Jan 19 Down Two
Joyden's Wood Junior (A)** Good (SC) Mar 19 No change
Langafel CofE VC Good (S)  Oct 18  No change
Manor Community (A) Good (S) Nov 18 No change
St Anselm's Catholic Good (S) Jun 19 No change
Temple Hill (A) Good Jun 19 Up one
Westgate (A)*** Good Mar 19 Up two

*Dartford Bridge Community: A shocking and sudden decline from 'Good' in just twelve months. The Report talks about decline over years, so begging two questions: how did it get Good in a Short Inspection just twelve months previously, suggesting the Short Inspection was itself inadequate: secondly what has happened with KCC monitoring given the warning of declining KS2 results. I understand that the headteacher went missing shortly before the inspection, but rarely does one see a statement such as:'Parents’ confidence and trust in the wider leadership of the school has broken down'.

**The Joyden's Wood concerns appear mainly historical now being addressed. Four years since previous inspection so no doubt plenty of work being done.

*** Another Kent school off the KCC failed list, by academisation. 

 

DARTFORD
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Dartford Bridge Community  Good (S) Jan 18 No change
Dartford Primary Academy (A) Good Jan 18 First Inspection
Holy Trinity CofE Good  Sep 17  Up one
Joyden's Wood Infant (A) Good Apr 18 No change
Maypole Good Jun 18 No change
Wentworth (A) Good  Nov 17  No change 

 Knockhall Primary, previously a Lilac Sky school continues to be a matter of concern

DARTFORD
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
The Gateway Primary Academy Good  Jan 17  No change
New Ash Green Primary Good  Feb 17  No change 
The Brent Primary Outstanding Mar 17 Up two

 

DARTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Hartley Primary Academy Outstanding Mar 16 Up one
St Anselm's Catholic Good Dec 15 No change
     

Excerpt from article in the Dartford section on oversubscription and vacancies in Kent primary schools: "There are no vacancies in any school in the town, but again, most parents have been offered one school of their choice, with 34 being allocated places by KCC, nearly all at Temple Hill or Holy Trinity CofE". 

DARTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Darenth Requires Improvement Nov 14 No change
Fleetdown Outstanding Sep 14 No change
Horton Kirby CofE Good Feb 15 Up one
Joyden's Wood Junior Good Mar 15 Down one
Langafel CofE VC Good Mar 15 Up one
Oakfield Good Nov 14 No change
Temple Hill  Requires Improvement  Nov 14  No change
Westgate Reasonable progress from SM    Dec 14
Wilmington  Good  Jun 15  Up one

 Excerpt from an article on oversubscription in Kent's primary schools, 2014Dartford’s problems fall mainly on the Western side, where not one of its 16 primary schools has any vacancies, with Westgate (42 first choices turned away) and Brent (35) both in the top ten most popular schools across the county. With just 41 children being allocated by the Local Authority, most to the two very large infant schools, there are no schools that parents appear trying to avoid; however, 222 children, over 20% of the total did not get their first choice of school. Just 20 extra places were created to meet this demand. In the rest of the Borough, there are vacancies in just two schools, at Knockhall (14), which has 26 children allocated to it, and at Manor Primary in Swanscombe (8).

DARTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Craylands

Requires Improvement

Dec 13 No change
Dartford Bridge Community

Good

Feb 14 No change
Joydens Wood Infant

Good

Jun 14 Up one
Knockhall Community
After failed OFSTED March 13 (see below)
Local authority statement of action fit for purpose
School improvement action plan not fit for purpose.
Oct 13
Inadequate progress from SM May 14
Manor Community Good Nov 13 Up one
Maypole Good Oct 13  No change
Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Outstanding Nov 13 Up one
St Alban's Road Infants Good Oct 13 Up one
Stone St Mary's CofE Good May 14 Up one
Sutton at Hone CofE  Good Jan 13 Up one
Westgate Special Measures Dec 13 Down one
Local Authority Plan not fit for purpose
School Improvement Plan not fit for purpose

Mar 14

Reasonable progress towards removal of SM Jul 14
York Road Junior Academy Requires Improvement Dec 13 Up one

2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bean Good Nov 12 Up one
Darenth Community Requires Improvement May 13 No change
Gateway Community Good Sep 12 Up one
Hartley Good Nov 12 Up one
Horton Kirby CofE Requires Improvement Feb 13 Up one
Insufficient progress from R.I.
Insuffiicient support from KCC
Jun 13
Knockhall Community Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
Langafel CofE VC Requires Improvement Mar 13 No change
New Ash Green Good Nov 12 Up one
Stone St Mary's CofE Requires Improvement Jan 13 No change
Temple Hill Community Requres Improvement Mar 13 No change
The Brent Requires Improvement Oct 12 No change
Wentworth Good Feb 13 New school
West Hill Good Mar 13 No change
Wilmington Requires Improvement Jun 13 No change

Pre September 2012 Reports

School Grade Date Further Information
The Craylands School Swanscombe Satisfactory  Jun 2012
Darenth Community Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Dartford Bridge Community Primary Good Oct 2010 first inspection of new school
Fleetdown Primary Outstanding Mar 2010
The Gateway Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010
Hartley Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011
Holy Trinity CofE Primary Good Jun 2012
Langafel CofE VC Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011
Manor Community Primary, Swanscombe Satisfactory Jan 2011
Oakfield Primary Good  Feb 2012
St Anselm's Catholic Primary Good Mar 2011
Sutton at Hone CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010
Stone St Mary's CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010
Temple Hill Community Primary Notice to Improve Dec 2009 good progress Jul 2010, see below
Temple Hill Community Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011 up from Notice to Improve
Westgate Primary Satisfactory Oct 2011
York Road Junior  School  & Language Unit Special Measures Nov 2011

The following primary schools had additional Reception intake places added in March for 2010 entry, to meet local pressures:

Manor Community Primary, up from 60 to 90 places

Maypole Primary up from 30 to 60 places

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Monday, 04 October 2010 15:21

Pressure on Primary Places

Kent has seen a dramatic fall in the number of vacant primary school places in the past six years from 3299 in the Reception Year in 2005-6, to an estimated 108 across the whole county next September. KCC recommends a vacancy rate of from 5-7%, but these figures represent a surplus of just 0.7%.

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