The Charles Dickens School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Broadstairs Road
Broadstairs
CT10 2RL
01843862988
Pupils
1104
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(26/6/19)
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30%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

The Charles Dickens school is a slightly larger-than-average-sized secondary school. It opened on 1 March 2017 when it joined the Barton Court Academy Trust. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted in September 2014, it was judged to be inadequate and requiring special measures. Since 2014, the school has had three different school improvement partners. The executive headteacher of the trust has been responsible for the day-to-day running of the school since it joined the trust. A permanent headteacher has been in post since 1 June 2019. The school does not currently have any students in the sixth form, following a directive from Kent County Council in 2017. Pupils from the school are given priority to enter the sixth form at Barton Court Grammar School. The school is non-selective in an area of selective education. There are several grammar schools in the local area. Therefore, the prior attainment of pupils at the Inspection report: The Charles Dickens School, 25–26 June 2019 Page 10 of 13 school is below the national average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who receive support for special educational needs and/or disabilities is similar to the national average. The school has a special educational needs resource base. This is a Kent County Council resource to support pupils who have sensory impairment. There are six funded places, all of which are taken up. All of the pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school serves an area of higher-than-average deprivation. The proportion of pupils who attract government pupil premium funding is above the national average. 21 pupils attend alternative educational provision run by the Enterprise Learning Alliance to support them with their behaviour and attendance. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

The Charles Dickens School Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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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