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Other Years' Admissions

Admissions information for entry to Years 8−11 and mid-year entry to year 7

The school also has a planned admissions number (PAN) of 180 per year and it is not legal for the school to offer places above this level. At present, we have the following number of pupils in the school:

School roll as of September 2016
Year 7: 199
Year 8: 174
Year 9: 189
Year 10: 179
Year 11: 196

You will see that in most years we have more than 180 pupils and the reason for this is that an independent appeals panel has required us to admit these particular pupils.

All applications, irrespective of the year group and point of entry should be made through the ‘home’ local authority. Anyone currently residing in Kent should contact:

Secondary Admissions
Room 2.24
Sessions House
County Hall
Kent ME14 1QX

Those who live outside Kent should make the application to their Local Authority who will contact Kent.

Kent will contact this school with the names of applicants and, as we are a selective school, we will invite the applicants in for testing.

The tests will be in English Maths and Science and will be based on material that your child should have studied according to the National Curriculum for his age group. His performance in these tests should indicate that he is among the most able 25% of his age group. While the school is happy to offer these tests, reaching the appropriate standard does not ensure a place.

The results of the tests will be sent to Kent who will notify parents as to whether a place is available or not.

Parents have the right to appeal against an admissions decision and, to make such an appeal, parents should contact: Appeals Panel Administration, Legal and Democratic Services, Sessions House, Maidstone ME14 1XQ. The school reserves the right to oppose any appeal that requires it to accept more that 180 pupils.