Broomhill Bank School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
278
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation special school

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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
03000 41 21 21

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.

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  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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/3/18)
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85%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
42.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
0.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
26.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Broomhill Road
Rusthall
Tunbridge Wells
TN3 0TB
01892510440

School Description

The school does not meet all the requirements on the publication of information about the Year 7 literacy and numeracy premium and the pupil premium on its website. Since the previous inspection, Broomhill Bank Special School has expanded. Since September 2015, the school has operated on two sites. Broomhill Bank West is in Tunbridge Wells, and Broomhill Bank North is approximately 20 miles away in Hextable. There are now significantly more pupils attending the school than at the time of the last inspection. The North site contains residential accommodation for up to 16 pupils.

Broomhill Bank School Parent Reviews



78% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 24% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 33% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 35% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 52% Agree 35% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 30% Agree 46% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 13% Agree 39% Disagree 30% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>30, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 35% Agree 41% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 22% Agree 30% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 35% {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>35} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 28% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 28% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 22% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>22, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 30% Agree 35% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Yes 78% No 22% {"yes"=>78, "no"=>22} Figures based on 46 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 50% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 6 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 6 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 6 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 50% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 6 responses up to 28-06-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 6 responses up to 28-06-2019

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