Milestone Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
362
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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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.

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(17/12/19)
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92%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

12.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
8.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
30.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Ash Road
New Ash Green
Longfield
DA3 8JZ
01474709420

School Description

Pupils are happy in this school and attendance is high because their individual needs are at the heart of all decision-making. At the main school site and at each of the satellite provisions, pupils enjoy a highly personal, effective curriculum that inspires and enables pupils to make strong progress in their learning. Pupils are given a wealth of creative and well-planned opportunities to develop life skills and to keep safe. For example, a wide offer of planned community trips helps pupils to manage risks, such as crossing the road and visiting shops to buy food. Such activities prepare pupils well for independent living. Educational and well-being needs are catered for, at an exceptionally high level. Behaviour is consistently strong and pupils respond well to high expectations in lessons and in social time. Leaders and the staff team are ambitious for every child to achieve well. Staff, parents and other stakeholders work closely together to develop pupils’ ambition and give them a clear pathway for a successful future. Pupils develop confidence and thrive in all aspects of the curriculum. As a result, pupils are proud of what they achieve and enjoy the daily steps to a positive future. They believe in themselves because they experience success every day.

Milestone Academy Parent Reviews



87% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 28% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 38% Agree 41% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 62% Strongly Agree 3% Agree 13% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 21% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>62, "strongly_agree"=>3, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>21} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 31% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 21% Strongly Agree 36% Agree 28% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>21, "strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 23% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 33% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 21% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 41% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 31% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 36% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 15% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>15} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 31% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019
Yes 87% No 13% {"yes"=>87, "no"=>13} Figures based on 39 responses up to 17-12-2019

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