The Sittingbourne School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Swanstree Avenue
ME10 4NL
11 - 19
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School Description

The school has been part of the Swale Academies Trust since 2012 and is larger than most secondary schools. The executive headteacher who joined the Swale Academies Trust just after Easter in 2017 is currently acting headteacher of Sittingbourne Community College. A number of senior leaders in the school have substantive roles in other schools in the trust or have trust-wide leadership roles. The inclusion leader is an associate senior leader working across the trust. The deputy headteacher responsible for pupils’ progress has a substantive role as assistant headteacher in the outstanding secondary Inspection report: Sittingbourne Community College, 21–22 November 2017 Page 11 of 14 school within the trust, Westlands School. The school has two local authority-funded resource bases. The hearing-impaired resource base supports 25 pupils, and the speech and language unit supports 11 pupils. In addition, the school has developed its own provision, known as ‘the pod’, for pupils in Years 7 and 8 who need additional support. The pupil body is split into three pupil communities. Year 7 through to Year 11 are divided into two communities called Chaucer and Darwin. Sixth-form students belong to the Austen community. The school is currently undergoing extensive building work. The school makes use of the local alternative provision, Swale Inclusion Service, for seven pupils. Students in the sixth form are supported in their vocational learning by the skills centre, which is a trust-wide resource centre for vocational learning. The school meets requirements for the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the Year 7 catch-up funding is above average. The proportion of pupils who receive funding because they have SEN and/or disabilities is above average, and the proportion who have education, health and care plans is above average. The majority of pupils are White British, and fewer pupils than nationally have a first language other than English. The school meets the government’s 2016 floor targets. These are minimum national expectations for progress and attainment.

The Sittingbourne 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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