At Other Times
In-Year Applications (Casual Admissions)
Entry to Years 8−11 and Mid-Year Entry to Year 7 (from 1 February 2019)
The Judd School has a planned admission number (PAN) of 155 in each year group. The only exception is the Year 7 cohort for September 2017 and the new cohort due to start September 2018, where the number is 180. At the request of Kent County Council (KCC), the Governors agreed to take an additional 25 students.
Each year group is usually on or above PAN (the number goes above PAN when an appeal is upheld), so it is rare that a space is available when an in-year application is made. As a result, applications are normally rejected on the grounds the year group is full, even when a child meets the selective standard for the school.
In-Year Applications can be made by completing the relevant In-Year application form.
When an application is made the student will be invited in for entrance tests. The preliminary test currently consists of three electronic CAT tests (cognitive ability tests) which require no prior revision, and consist of Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning and Maths. Dependent on these results, the student may be invited to sit further written tests in English and Maths. These are based on the material that your child would have studied according to the National Curriculum for his age group. In order to meet the entry standard for The Judd School we would expect the tests to demonstrate a student’s performance is in the top 10% for his age group (which matches the profile of students at Judd).
While the school is happy to offer these tests, reaching the appropriate standard does not guarantee a place.
Parents have the right to appeal against an admissions decision and full details can be found on the appeals page on the website. The school will normally oppose any appeal which requires it to accept more than the Planned Admission Number in any year group.