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  • Chatham Grammar School for Girls
    Rainham Road
    ME5 7EH
  • Head: Ms Wendy Walters
  • T 01634 851262
  • F 01634 571928
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.chathamgir…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Medway
  • Pupils: 699
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd May 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 29th November 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Entrance examination administered by local LEA (Maths, VR and non-VR). Converted to an academy 2011.

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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School associations

State grammar school

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Currently the school is providing SEN provision for individuals who experience a wide variety of barriers to learning. These barriers include: mild Asperger’s syndrome; semantic pragmatic disorders; mild dyslexia and dyspraxia; mild and moderate emotional and behavioural difficulties; English not being the students’ first language; and medical related needs, for example spinal muscular atrophy, eating disorders and epilepsy. In addition, the school has very good provisions for physically disabled individuals. There is a lift in each building which has more than one floor and wheelchair access into every building on the school site. Furthermore, the school has provisions in place for ‘gifted and talented’ students. At present we do not have provisions for individuals who experience moderate to severe ADD; ADHD; or moderate to severe learning difficulties; sensory impairments (i.e. severe hearing or visual impairments); or for children whose medical needs are related to cerebral palsy. The SENCO at the school oversees the SEN provisions. The school also employs three learning support assistants and has staff trained in First Aid.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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