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Year 7

Admissions Update

1 March 2022

On 1 March 2022 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 387 (2021: 387) with the outer area being 409 (408) (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

130.6 (129.1)

132.6 (133.3)

138 (137.6)

 401.2 (400.1)

Outer

138.9 (135.9)

137.5 (136.9)

138.9 (139.6)

 415.3 (412.3)

For those receiving offers, to accept or reject a place, please follow the instructions from the Offer Email you will receive from us on 3 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 Tuesday 15 March 2022.

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 2023 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 26 April). The entry line for the waiting list is expected to be below 387 (Inner) and 409 (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. The Kent deadline for waiting list requests is 15 March 2022 – a first round of waiting list offers will then be made on 26 April 2022.

Appeals

If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Governing Body to reject your application, please visit www.judd.online/appeals. There were a total of 8 appeals upheld in both 2020 and 2021 and 9 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 387, 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 387, 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 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 2022, the deadline for being considered in the Reallocation round. Thereafter, late applications should come directly to the school – contact admissions@judd.kent.sch.uk.

Jonathan Wood
Headteacher