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  • Sir Roger Manwood's School
    Manwood Road
    CT13 9JX
  • Head: Mr Lee Hunter
  • T 01304 610200
  • F 01304 615336
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Read about the best schools in West Kent and East Kent
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 983; sixth formers: 218
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: September (for Year 7); November (for Year 12)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 27th September 2022
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th April 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Trips abroad are referred to as Global Awareness and the ethos is ‘let’s go out and experience it’. Annual visits to twinned schools in China, the Gambia, Germany...‘We cram so much in and are encouraged to do as much as possible and try new things,’ said a pupil, ‘and there are prizes for everything.’ Parents now have to pay for some after-school clubs, this has upset some families but ...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Lee Hunter MA (Cantab) PGCE. Originally from the East End where his father was a docker, he was educated at Campion Grammar School, Hornchurch before it became a comprehensive and says it was this grammar school education which gave him the chance to go to Cambridge. Read natural sciences, turned down a research post and seriously considered making a career in youth work. He then took his PGCE at Durham and his first job was teaching chemistry at a truly comprehensive comprehensive where some pupils in his class were highly academic and others were illiterate; one of his rowing pupils became national champion. Three years at the small British School in Milan where he was promoted to head of chemistry, age 25; three at RGS High Wycombe as assistant head of science;...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We cater for dyslexia, and have a dedicated one to one teacher. We use Touch, Type, Read, Spell. Help is also available for literacy needs and TEFL requirements. The majority of those identified with SEN have low level needs. 10-09

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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