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  • Ratton School
    Park Avenue
    East Sussex
    BN21 2XR
  • Head: Mr Gavin Peevers
  • T 01323 504011
  • F 01323 520364
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 1187
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 22nd June 2022
    • 2 Full inspection 18th April 2013

    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.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Ratton is one of the most popular schools in East Sussex, a reputation built on 'Achieving Together' a successful partnership combining high levels of achievement and strong emphasis on shared values. At Ratton, high quality teaching and care ensure that our students are happy and able to develop their potential as confident, creative, and caring citizens. We achieve this by being a vibrant, challenging, and developing school with a national reputation for excellence.

Ratton is a great school because our students live our values and instil them in others:
Respect Being fair and caring towards yourself, others, and the environment
Integrity Being honest, trustworthy, and true to yourself
Responsibility Accepting the consequences of your choices and actions, and those of your community
Participation Working together to achieve individual and common goals and being proud of your contribution
Excellence Striving for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of individual, community, and school life
Enjoyment Having fun, loving, and sharing what you do and supporting others to do the same

Based on this vision and these values we tirelessly strive to ensure that:
Students are happy and confident
Students develop their potential
Teaching is outstanding
There is a powerful community spirit and bullying is prevented
Communication between school and home is excellent
Discipline and values are strong
...Read more

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

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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