Rowhill School

Primary & Secondary
Special school
Main Road
Longfield
DA3 7PW
01474705377
Pupils
113
Ages
5 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(23/6/16)
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Rowhill is larger than the average-sized special school. The vast majority of pupils are boys. The schools serves pupils aged seven to 16 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Secondary-aged pupils also have cognition and learning difficulties. A significant number of pupils have additional needs associated with autism or communication difficulties, for example. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school is organised in two phases: primary and secondary. Firm plans are established to offer provision for pupils aged 16 years and over, from September 2016. Many pupils receive help from other agencies, such as social services, the youth offending service and child and adolescent mental health services. Approximately 10% of pupils are looked after by the local authority. Very few pupils live locally to the school. The vast majority use school transport to travel to and from school each day. There are 75% of pupils supported through the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority). Almost without exception, pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is very small. Some secondary-aged pupils receive part of their education with other providers, such as Challenger Troop and Write Trak. The school provides a daily breakfast club on site. The school manages the local authority’s specialist teaching and learning services, which are based on the premises. This service provides specialist teaching to pupils with special educational needs or disability in north Kent schools, and training and support for staff. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Rowhill School Catchment Area Map

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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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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.

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  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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