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Consultation on Change to Admissions Policy

January 2023

Admissions Consultation – September 2024 Admissions

Dear Stakeholder,

The Judd School is consulting on its Admissions Policy for September 2024. The purpose of this consultation is so that we, as a school, comply with the DfE School Admissions Code and consult with our local and wider community when there are proposed changes. We do, however, note that our window of consultation falls outside the guided timescales. This is our error, so we will take on board feedback from our stakeholders on any problem this causes when determining the admissions policy for this admission year, 2024.

Period of Consultation: 13 January 2023 to 24 February 2023

This period takes us passed the planned end date for consultation of 31st January, however, it does allow the Governing Body (Admission Authority) time to consider all comments made during the consultation window and determine arrangements in advance of the deadline for determination (28th February).

Year 7

There is no proposed change to the Oversubscription Criteria for entry to Year 7, nor to the PAN.

Year 12.

In an effort to improve opportunities for ‘disadvantaged students’, we are proposing to add an additional sub-category, for up to 5 students applying to the Sixth Form who are in receipt of Pupil Premium, who would not otherwise receive an offer based on their ranked score. Within this sub-category are two oversubscription criteria that gives priority first to students currently in receipt of Free School Meals and then to those eligible for the Pupil Premium.

With the opening of our Sixth Form Centre, we are also seeking to increase our PAN to 100, from 75, to more accurately represent the minimum number of places that we typically make available to students joining the school.

How to Respond to the Consultation

The Governing Body would welcome comments and questions during this period of consultation on any aspect of the proposed changes to arrangements, not on any other aspect of our policy; responses can be sent:

  • via email to:                  consultation@judd.kent.sch.uk
  • or sent by post to:      2021 Admissions Consultation, The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge,TN9 2PN

We invite responses from all those within The Judd School community, as well as prospective parents, key stakeholders and the local community. All responses will be considered prior to the Governing Body’s Determination of the Admission Criteria. The final admissions arrangements will be published on the school’s website by 15th March 2024, in line with statutory guidelines.

Jon Wood
Headteacher – On behalf of The Governing Body of The Judd School