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At Year 12

Sixth Form Open Evening - September 2021 entry

As per the statement below, unfortunately due to the current situation we will not be holding an open event at the school. We are, however, pleased to announce that we are currently working on a virtual event, the details of which will be posted here shortly.  Jon Wood, Headteacher

Open Events - Joint Statement from West Kent Secondary School Headteachers

Following discussion, the Headteachers of West Kent Secondary Schools (listed below) have collectively taken the decision that for the foreseeable future all ‘Open Events’ for transition to secondary school in year 7 and for transition to the Sixth Form across our schools will be hosted online, not on our school premises.

Whilst we all recognise the value of ‘Open Events’ in enabling students and parents to find out more about the educational provision offered at our schools, our priority during this current public health crisis is to ensure the safety of our schools and the wider community.  Open Events in our schools are popular and inevitably bring parents and children from a wide area into relatively close proximity which increases the risk of community transmission.   

As a group of schools we are committed to ensuring we offer an online experience that supports all families to make informed decisions on school transfer.  Each school will, of course, plan their online open events to take account of their specific context.   Parents are encouraged to check the websites of our individual schools for further information. 

Signed:

Cranbrook School https://www.cranbrookschool.co.uk/admissions/open-events/
Hadlow Rural Community School https://www.hrcschool.org/ 
Hayesbrook School https://www.hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk/openevents 
High Weald Academy https://www.highwealdacademy.kent.sch.uk/openevents 
Hillview School https://www.hillview.kent.sch.uk/events/open-day/
Hugh Christie School https://www.hughchristie.kent.sch.uk/online-open-evening 
Knole Academy https://www.knoleacademy.org/463/open-events-2020-1 
Mascalls Academy https://stage.mascallsacademy.org.uk/ 
Skinners’ Kent Academy  https://www.skinnerskentacademy.org.uk/admissions.html 
St Gregorys Catholic School http://www.sgschool.org.uk/open-sessions-2020/1234.html 
The Skinners School  https://www.skinners-school.co.uk/admissions/open-days/        
Tonbridge Grammar School https://www.tgs.kent.sch.uk/open-events
Trinity School Sevenoaks https://www.trinitysevenoaks.org.uk/660/open-events-2020-21 
Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School https://www.twggs.kent.sch.uk/548/open-days-and-evenings  
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys https://www.twgsb.org.uk/2093/open-events
Weald of Kent Grammar School https://www.wealdofkent.kent.sch.uk/ 

Life in the Sixth Form
 

Life in the Sixth Form: A typical week
We aim to help you to develop the self-discipline and independence in your studies that will prepare 
you for Higher Education and the working life which follows; though University and work are not the 
only routes supported. The Sixth Form is a bridge between the highly structured timetable of year 11 and  the  need  for  self-discipline  and  good  personal  organisation  in  university  life  and  the working world. 

LESSONS AND STUDY PERIODS: Obviously the majority of your time at school will be devoted to the 
learning and improving of the skills associated with your chosen subjects. However, you will not be in lessons all of the time. We operate a two-week timetable at the Judd with six fifty minute lessons each day, apart from Mondays when there are five lessons. So overall there are 29 lessons each week but 2 will be set aside for Games. You will be expected to study for 4 A-levels and given that each subject has  5  lessons  per  week  you  will  be  left  with  7  lessons  each  week  where  you  can  direct  your own learning (at least 1each day). The obvious thing to do with that time is to make sure you are up to date on your homework but as time goes on you will realise that reading ahead and around your subject is just as, if not more, important. 

PRIVATE STUDY IN SCHOOL: Students can work individually in two supervised quiet study areas, one in the Sixth Form Study Centre and one in the Library. Working in groups is encouraged in the student study room where quiet discussion is permitted. There are computer facilities available for students to use during private study periods in the Sixth Form Centre, IT rooms and in the school library. After lunch students may sign out to pursue other activities if they have no lessons.

WORK  OUTSIDE OF  SCHOOL:  Our  experience  is  that  our  most  successful  students  also undertake about  four  hours  per  subject  each  week  of serious  work  at  home.  Much  of  this  work will  be  self directed  –  but  it  cannot  be  overemphasised  that  undertaking  wider  reading  and developing  note making skills are essential if you are to do yourself justice at A level. 

TAKING  A  BREAK:  Students  are  not  allowed  to  leave  school  before  lunch  time, however, students seeking a rest after a tough morning of three intense lessons can use the 90 seat Café, reserved for the exclusive use of the sixth form. Food and Drinks are available and it is a good place to talk about things outside of your subjects.

GAMES: In addition to your academic subjects, Games activities are timetabled for you on Wednesday afternoons. The school offers a wide range of activities at  all levels and is nationally competitive in many of them. Options include netball, hockey, swimming, gym, rugby, cross-country, athletics, tennis and basketball. Students can also pursue individual sports with permission e.g. golf.

ASSEMBLY AND PSHE: On alternate Friday’s students either have a year group assembly or a PSHE session (form period). Assemblies are a chance to reflect on wider issues and share relevant notices while  the  majority  of  form  periods  involve  external  speakers  talking about  specialist  issues and concerns.

FREE AFTERNOON: A standard timetable should have one completely free afternoon in the fortnight. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in volunteering or work experience, arrange driving lessons or organise the acquisition of skills and experiences which will help you in the future.

In this way we believe that every student follows a curriculum that is varied and stimulating and which provides a sound basis from which to apply for university or work. 

Life in the Sixth Form: Pastoral support 
Every Sixth Former is a member of a tutor group and also a member of one of our six houses (Bryant, Evans, Morgan, Rendall, Starling and Taylor – named after our previous headmasters). The tutor plays a pivotal role in the development of  their tutees and is responsible for monitoring their academic progress and providing pastoral support. If you have any problems, please talk to your tutor at an early stage. One of the most important parts of the relationship will be when the tutor writes the reference  to  support  a  university  application  and  so  it  is vital  that  tutors  know  how a  student  is performing in school and that a student lets a tutor know about anything interesting that they are doing.

Students must register each morning and are expected to stay on site until lunch time. If they need some time away from study, then the Sixth Form Café is available with food and hot drinks.

The Sixth Form Team (especially the Pastoral Head of Sixth Form Mrs Andrews) and Sixth Form Tutors are available  to talk to students who are encountering difficulties during their Sixth Form, and can also direct students to outside agencies. We also have a Counsellor who visits the school on a weekly basis. Sixth Form student representatives are able to discuss aspects of school life and the running of the Sixth Form Common Room at the Sixth Form Council.

Life in the Sixth Form: Being part of our community
The Sixth Form have a special place in the school community being our senior students and students always  want to give something back to the lower school; which is great as  they remember what is needed to succeed at that age! This is something we absolutely encourage and student mentors both academic and pastoral (“student listeners”) are a vital part of the school’s success along with our Youth Health Champions.

The Sixth Form are role models to the lower school and so their standards of behaviour and dress should be exemplary. Certain members of the Sixth Form are trusted with extra positions of responsibility and help contribute with organising daily and special events in the school. In Year 13, they are called Prefects and there are Senior Prefects (Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl, and House Captains), House Prefects (including specialist roles for Sport, Charity, Culture and Pastoral issues), Subject Prefects and School Prefects. In year 12, students can also participate as “Noble Prefects” (named after a beloved former teacher) and help with the day to day duties in the school. 

Selection of University Destinations - 2020 Leavers 

 

Example Selection of University Destinations Number of Students
Nottingham 18
Cambridge 12
Southampton 11
Bath 10
Leeds 10
Imperial 9
Durham 9
Loughborough 9
Bristol 8
Exeter 8
Oxford 6
Warwick 6
Manchester 4
Birmingham 3
Kings College London 3
UCL 2
York 2

 

Gallery
 

Head Boy - John & Head Girl - Sophie 2020/21

               

 

           Deputy Head Boy - Theo & Deputy Head Girl - Becky 20/21

              

16 -19 Bursary Policy 

Sixth Form Dress Code
 

The Judd School – Sixth Form Dress Code

All sixth form students at the Judd School are expected to follow this code throughout year. Students should dress in an appropriate, professional manner.

Item of Clothing

Can Wear

Cannot Wear

Suit Jackets

A suit jacket must be worn by all students, except during Summer Uniform.

Coat instead of suit jacket.

Outfit

 

(*tie for boys only)

1. Shirt & tie* with trousers/skirt.

2. Blouse & house pin with trousers/skirt.

3. Turtleneck & house pin with a skirt.

4. Tailored dress & house pin.

Skirts/dresses above mid-thigh level.

Jeans or legging style trousers.

Revealing/sheer clothing.

Visible underwear.

Suit/Skirt/Dress Colours

Black, navy blue, dark grey.

Subtle patterns are acceptable.

 

Shirts & Blouses

Smart, business style with a collar. Subtle patterns are acceptable.

Casual tops.

Lycra/T-shirt material.

Revealing/sheer material.

Bare shoulders.

Jumpers

Subtly coloured V-neck, crew neck or cardigan jumpers.

If a tie is worn, the tie knot must be visible.

Jumpers with large logos.

Sweaters or hoodies.

Heavily patterned jumpers.

Shoes

Any smart plain leather or suede school type shoes. Chelsea boots in an office appropriate colour.

Stilettoes, sling backs, open toes, UGG boots, trainers, non-Chelsea boots, sandals or plimsolls.

Coats

Any subtly coloured coats when outside.

Coat instead of suit jacket.

Brightly coloured coats.

Hair

Any office appropriate hair style of any natural colour.

 

Jewellery/Accessories

One pair of gold/silver stud (no larger than 5mm in diameter) or sleeper earrings in ear lobes. Office appropriate, discreet jewellery.

Any facial piercings including tongue piercings.

 

Grooming/Makeup

Office appropriate and discreet. No facial hair, unless with written permission of the Headteacher.

 

*House coloured Sixth Form ties can be purchased from http://www.simmonds-ltd.com