At Year 7
Admissions Update for Y7 September 2020 Entry
24 March 2020
In accordance with the KCC coordinated scheme, the first round of the reallocation of places will be offered by email (from the local authority) on Wednesday 22 April. If you are successful and offered a place, we would appreciate immediate confirmation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm/refuse your offer.
We understand 12 reallocations will be made to the inner area and 6 places for the outer area.
Following the first reallocation round in April the admissions process returns to the school to manage. From 29 April we will reallocate places immediately on receipt of a withdrawal and will also be able to take enquiries regarding waiting list positions.
On 2 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 385 (2019: 376) with the outer area being 407 (402) (not all students on those scores being offered a place).
The mean score of those offered places is as follows:
For those receiving offers, to accept or reject a place, please follow the instructions from the Offer Email you will receive from us on 6 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 Monday 16 March 2020.
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 2021 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 22 April). The entry line for waiting list is expected to be below 385 (Inner) and 407 (Outer), though it should be remembered that students can (and do) join the waiting list who have scored higher than 2 March entry line.
To join the waiting list, follow the instructions sent to you by your Local Authority. The Kent deadline for waiting list requests is 16 March 2020 – a first round of waiting list offers will then be made on 22 April 2020.
If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Governing Body to reject your application, please click on Joining Us / Appeals. There was a total of 9 appeals upheld in each of the years 2019, 2018 and 2017, with just 2 upheld in 2016.
Where the Kent Test Score is greater than the lowest inner area score of 385, 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 385, 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 clerk: Mr S Payne email@example.com
To make a late application you should contact your Local Authority if doing so prior to 16 March 2020, the deadline for being considered in the Reallocation round. Thereafter, late applications should come directly to the school – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.