The John Wallis Church of England Academy

Primary & Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

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Bust
Pupils
1428
Cake
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led
Religion
Religion
Church of England
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(9/1/14)
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48%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
297.7
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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29%
NATIONAL AVG. 79%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)

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Absence
568.1
BELOW AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)

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Absence
8.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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School language
20%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils first language
not English

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Meals
32%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

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Millbank Road
Kingsnorth
Ashford
TN23 3HG
01233 623465
The academy opened as an 11–16 school in 2010. A sixth form was created in September 2011. In September 2012, a primary sector was opened making the school an all-through provider for pupils and students aged 3–19. Both the predecessor secondary and primary school had previously been in special measures. The academy is sponsored by the Diocese of Canterbury, Benenden School, Canterbury Christ Church University and Kent County Council. It is larger than the average-sized school. There are similar numbers of boys and girls attending the school in the age range 3–16, but boys outnumber girls in the sixth form. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding provided by the government to help nationally underperforming groups such as students eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after) is considerably above the national average. Close to 80% of students are of a White British heritage. While the proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is below average, the proportion who speaks English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported through school action is well above average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well above average. A very small number of Key Stage 4 students receive part of their education off-site through The North School, a neighbouring secondary school, and K College, a local further education provider. In the 2012–13 academic year, the academy’s secondary school met the current government floor standard, which determines the minimum expectations for attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 4. The floor standard was not met in the primary sector.

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Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

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