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Results rival those of grammar schools, which is impressive for a school with a totally comprehensive admission, and one which accepts a high number of disabled and special needs pupils. The buildings are harmoniously set round courtyard spaces amid green pitches and park-like grounds. Stopping at 16 means they don’t get the national accolade that some all-through schools manage, but the girls proudly announced that they had been second nationally in U16 girls' football recently ‘and it was all decided in a penalty shoot-out at the end'....

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Since 2013, Matthew Leeming. Educated at Westminster School and St John's College, Durham. He taught geography at schools in Liverpool, Lincolnshire and Peterborough before moving to Hampshire. After spending six years as deputy headteacher at Brookfield Community School, he was appointed headteacher of Crofton School in Stubbington. Married, with two children, Mr Leeming lives in Chichester, which has a similar school system and his family experience confirms his view that secondary 11-16 school followed by sixth form college is a very beneficial arrangement for pupils. Friendly, unpretentious and easy to talk to, he evidently loves Kings’. Describing himself as ‘the cat that got the cream,’ he believes it is an exceptional school and seeks to maintain its outstanding academic standards and well-ordered discipline, perhaps ‘softening it a little to make it a more nurturing...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The school has a well established and highly regarded Resourced Provision for pupils with physical disabilities. There are usually about a dozen wheelchair users at any one time and they are fully integrated into the life of the school. Admission to the Resourced Provision is controlled by Hampshire County Council. The school also has a highly effective Learning Support team, with experience of a wide variety of needs. The emphasis is on supporting pupils in mainstream classes, but there are some small withdrawal groups, particularly for literacy.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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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