Holcombe Grammar School
- Holcombe Grammar School
- Head: Ms Mandy Gage
- T 01634 830083
- F 01634 826230
- E [email protected]
- W www.holcombegrammar.org.uk
- A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Medway
- Pupils: 843
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 2
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 24th April 2018
- 2 Full inspection 1st October 2014
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 26th June 2013
- 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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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
State grammar school
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Depending on the individual needs of a student, we are able to offer limited in-class support, or 1:1 outside the classroom, if timetabling allows. We currently work with a variety of needs across the whole school from years 7 to 13, including Asperger's syndrome, visual impairment, ADHD, semantic pragmatic language disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette's syndrome. We have a small SEN team who are committed to the care of our students and work hard to develop a good working relationship with them, sharing and celebrating their successes.
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
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:
sometimes, but not in this year