The Victory Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1097
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/11/20)
Full Report - All Reports
44%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Magpie Hall Road
Chatham
ME4 5JB
03333602140

School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The academy is sponsored by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT). The Victory Academy is smaller than the average-sized mixed secondary school. It is located in an area where there are a number of grammar schools which recruit the most able students. Consequently, a high number of pupils enter the school with low Inspection report: The Victory Academy, 26–27 September 2017 Page 10 of 13 prior attainment. The school shares expertise and accesses support and training from other schools within the trust. A small number of pupils and sixth-form students study at The Rochester Grammar School and Holcombe Grammar School. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from multi-ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. There are much higher numbers of disadvantaged pupils compared to the national average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The Inspection report: The Victory Academy, 26–27 September 2017 Page 11 of 13 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed pupils’ learning in 36 lessons across a range of year groups from Year 7 to Year 13. Eleven of these were jointly observed with senior leaders. Inspectors visited a number of other classes. Inspectors looked at a range of pupils’ work in lessons and a further selection of pupils’ books was scrutinised. Pupils’ behaviour was observed in lessons, around the school and during breaktimes. Inspectors held meetings with the chief executive officer, principal and director of secondary education for the trust as well as senior leaders, groups of middle leaders, teachers, governors and directors of TSAT. Inspectors took into account 44 responses to the confidential questionnaires received from staff and also met with individuals and groups of staff. The views of pupils were taken into account and inspectors met with groups of pupils including sixth-form students. Inspectors considered the views of parents taking into account 21 responses to the online Ofsted parent questionnaire, Parent View, including 18 free-text responses. Inspectors evaluated key documents including: the school’s strategic planning documents; minutes of meetings, including governor and board meetings; reports of attendance and behaviour; and records relating to pupils’ safety and academic progress. Inspection team Theresa Phillips, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Ann Fearon Ofsted Inspector Andrew Foster Ofsted Inspector Susan Derrick Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: The Victory Academy, 26–27 September 2017 Page 12 of 13 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

The Victory Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 32% Agree 51% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>51, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 06-01-2021
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