Nexus Foundation Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
219
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation special school

Can I Get My Child Into This 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
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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/6/21)
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94%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
29.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
9.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
27.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
5%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Upper Haysden Lane
Tonbridge
TN11 8AA
01732771384

School Description

Pupils like this school because staff know them well. Adults make sure pupils are happy, well looked after and safe. Pupils feel safe in the school because they know the staff will look after them. The pupils really like the new building. They especially like the hydrotherapy pool, soft playrooms and outside play areas. Students in the sixth form particularly enjoy cooking their own lunch in the life skills house. Pupils behave well. They know some of their friends find it hard to behave because of their disabilities. They are proud of the ways they work together to support each other. One pupil said, ‘We can help each other.’ Pupils know that if they are struggling to manage their behaviour, then the staff will support them. This means if they have a problem, then they are helped to start learning again as soon as possible. Most pupils say there is no bullying. A very few said that there had been a little, but teachers had resolved it. Leaders have raised expectations and are improving the school. They want all pupils to be successful and well prepared for the future. Pupils recognise the value of attending school and want to come. Older pupils enjoy college placements and internships.

Nexus Foundation Special School Parent Reviews



85% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 49% Agree 37% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 24% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>24} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 44% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 15% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>15} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 73% Strongly Agree 2% Agree 5% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 12% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>73, "strongly_agree"=>2, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 29% Agree 54% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>54, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 15% Strongly Agree 24% Agree 37% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 2% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>15, "strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 28% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 40 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 24% Agree 34% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 20% {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>20} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 44% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 34% Agree 54% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>54, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 34% Agree 46% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 17% Agree 32% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 24% {"strongly_agree"=>17, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>24} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 44% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019
Yes 85% No 15% {"yes"=>85, "no"=>15} Figures based on 41 responses up to 17-09-2019

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