Hadlow Rural Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Tonbridge Road
Hadlow
TN11 0AU
01732853241
Pupils
358
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Free school - Mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/2/19)
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38%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Hadlow Rural Community School is an academy free school which opened to students in September 2013. It was set up by Hadlow College and is located within the college grounds. There is a strong association with the college, which provides many support services. The Chair of the Governing Body and vice chair are the vice principal and Principal of Hadlow College. This is the school’s first inspection. The school is much smaller than average. Currently, it has students in Years 7, 8, 10 and 11. The 60 places available in Years 7 and 8 are not quite filled and there are 58 students due to join Year 7 in September 2015. The 15 places available in Years 10 and 11 are filled. The school is housed in temporary accommodation. The construction of a new school building, which is scheduled to open in 2016, has started. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The majority of students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, allocated to support disadvantaged students, is lower than the national figure. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is well above average. All students follow a land-based curriculum at Hadlow College one day a week. Twice a week, the last lesson of the day is dedicated to compulsory enrichment activities. A full cohort of students have not yet taken public examinations, so it is not possible to report on whether or not the school meets the government’s current floor targets.

Hadlow Rural Community School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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.

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