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  • Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School
    Maidstone Road
    Rochester
    Kent
    ME1 3EL
  • Head: Mr Eliot Hodges
  • T 01634 844008
  • F 01634 818303
  • E office@sjwms.co.uk
  • W www.sirjosephw….medway.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Medway
  • Pupils: 1211
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 26th November 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st December 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The Sir Joseph Williamsons Mathematical School is an 11-18 boys' Grammar School with over 310 in the co-educational sixth form, of whom around one third are female. Entry to the school is via an 11+ examination and we take approximately the top 25% of the ability range.

The school was inspected in November 2008 and judged to be Outstanding, with the lead inspector noting in her report that a buzz of excitement pervades the school. This success is echoed in the many awards which the school has received. These include Geographical Association's Geography Quality mark, Healthy Schools Award, and the Inclusive Schools Quality Mark.

Our aim is to support young people in becoming happy, confident and active citizens, ready to play a leading role in whatever walk of life they choose. We do this by ensuring our students achieve the best possible academic outcomes, while at the same time encouraging them to play a full and active part in the wider life of the school.

Aspire. Achieve. Excel

Converted to an academy 2011. A member of the Williamson Trust
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking English Language at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

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Special Education Needs

We provide support for pupils with physical disabilities, having excellent wheelchair access and experienced learning assistants who provide classroom support where needed, physiotherapy, etc. We also have experience of Asperger's Syndrome and Dyslexia and staff are provided with advice on how to support students and have all received training on Autism. We belong to the Medway Dyslexia Association who provide training for staff and offer pupil/parent support. We are the first grammar school in the Medway area to receive an 'Inclusion Mark' and inspectors noted that we offered among other things: high level of challenge for all pupils with appropriate support to ensure self esteem and achievement; powerful sense of respect in all relationships between staff and students and between students; excellent support, as a designated school, for physically disabled students who are fully included in all aspects of school life. We are a Grammar School so all pupils are able; teachers are required to provide differentiated learning. Gifted and talented pupils attend summer schools, have the opportunity to join National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, attend local events as and when they occur.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
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

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