St Augustine Academy

Secondary
Post 16

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Oakwood Road
Maidstone
ME16 8AE
01622 752490
Bust
Pupils
551
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.97
Ofsted Report
(1/10/14)
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34%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Absence
242.9
BELOW AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)
Value added
-44.1
School Guide
Value Added Score
10%
NATIONAL AVG. 78%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)
Absence
492.0
BELOW AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)
Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 14.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 13.2:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
6.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 2.76%
Persistent Absence
School language
13%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
14.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 14.61%
Pupils registered for free school meals
53%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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School Description

The academy opened in September 2011. The academy is sponsored by the Woodard Academies Trust. The academy is a small secondary school with a much smaller than average sixth form. The academy was judged to require improvement following the last inspection in December 2012. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs on the school roll is just under one third. This is higher than found in most schools. The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium is higher than that found in most schools. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to those students known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. The large majority of students are White British and speak English as their first language. The academy has good partnerships with other local school and colleges. Some students in Year 10 and Year 11 attend Maidstone Skills Centre, MidKent College and Hadlow College on a part-time basis each week to follow a range of vocational courses. A small number of Year 11 students attend the Marc and King’s Reach Pupil Referral Units on a full-time basis if they have behavioural problems. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Governance of the academy is the responsibility of the Woodard Academy Trustees and their representatives on the advisory council.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2015
03000 41 21 21

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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.

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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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