Skinners' Kent Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Sandown Park
Tunbridge Wells
11 - 18
Academy sponsor led mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. It is a non-selective school in a local authority which operates a selective system. The school is an International Baccalaureate World School. Pupils follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7 to 11. Students in the sixth form follow the Career-related Programme. The sixth form opened in September 2013. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding (additional government funding) is above average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils. The current principal took up the post in September 2015 and was previously the school’s vice-principal. At the same time, the previous principal was appointed as executive principal for this school and Skinners’ Kent Primary School. Ten pupils currently access alternative provision at the Two Bridges pupil referral unit and the Hawkwell centre, part of West Kent Health Needs Education Service. The school’s website is compliant and meets the requirements for the publication of specific information. Inspection report: Skinner’s Kent Academy, 8–9 June 2016 7 of 9 Information about this inspection Inspectors made 13 short visits and 22 more extended observations of pupils’ learning in lessons, including many with senior and middle leaders. Inspectors met with governors, senior and middle leaders, a group of staff and a group of newly qualified teachers. An inspector met with a group of parents. Inspectors met with pupils from each key stage and observed them in form time, in class and at informal times such as during breaktimes. Inspectors considered 74 responses to Parent View, 67 free-text responses from parents, 82 responses to the staff questionnaire and 59 pupil survey responses. An inspector had a telephone discussion with members of staff from the Two Bridges pupil referral unit and the Hawkwell centre. Inspectors scrutinised documentation, including leaders’ evaluation of the school’s performance, information relating to the quality of teaching, information about pupils’ progress, school policies and procedures, and the school’s arrangements for safeguarding.

Skinners' Kent Academy 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 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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