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Year 7 Admissions for September 2019

2 March 2019

Admissions Update

On 1 March 180 offers were made. The number of places available for the inner area is 157; the outer area is 23. The cut-off score for our inner area was 376 (2018: 364) with the outer area being 402 (395) (not all students on those scores being offered a place).

The mean score of those offered places is as follows:

Area

English

Maths

Reasoning

Total

Inner

131.1 (127.5)

127 (122.7)

134.7 (134.1)

392.8 (384)

Outer

136.5 (134.8)

134.8 (133.2)

137.9 (138.8)

409.2 (406)

For those receiving offers, to accept or reject a place, please follow the instructions from the Offer Email you will receive from us week of 4 March. Your Local Authority may also require you to respond (for KCC see: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/after-you-get-your-school-offer). The deadline for acceptance/refusal/waiting list request of places is Friday 15 March 2019.

Waiting List

If you have applied for a place at The Judd School and have not been successful you may join the waiting list (regardless of where you placed Judd on your preference form), provided you have a selective score on the Kent Test.

The waiting list for Year 7 entry will be maintained until the end of January 2020 and will be re-ranked every time a student joins or leaves the list. In each of the last two years around 20 offers were made from the waiting list – the majority in late April (none can be made prior to 24 April). The entry line for waiting list is expected to be below 376 (Inner) and 402 (Outer), though it should be remembered that students can (and do) join the waiting list who have scored higher than 1 March entry line.

To join the waiting list follow the instructions sent to you by your Local Authority – you may also inform us directly as added insurance (admissions@judd.kent.sch.uk). The Kent deadline for waiting list requests is 15 March 2019 – a first round of waiting list offers will then be made on 24 April 2019.

Appeals

If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Governing Body to reject your application, please click on Joining Us / Appeals. In both 2018 and 2017, 9 appeals were upheld, with just 2 being upheld in 2016.

Where the Kent Test Score is greater than the lowest inner area score of 376, parents do not need to persuade the panel that your son is of the academic standard for the school. In such cases, the School Admission Appeals Code only requires the panel to balance your case (why this is the best school to meet your child’s needs) against the school’s own prejudice to education case.  However, where the score is less than 376, parents will need to persuade the panel that your child is of the standard for the school. 

If you need any clarification, please contact the appeals administrator: Stephen Payne, stephen@educationappeals.com.

Late Applications

To make a late application you should contact your Local Authority if doing so prior to 15 March 2019. After 24 April 2019 late applications should come directly to the school – contact admissions@judd.kent.sch.uk.

Jonathan Wood
Headteacher