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  • Skinners' Kent Academy
    Sandown Park
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN2 4PY
  • Head: Miss Sian Carr
  • T 01892 534377
  • F 01892 516 203
  • E [email protected]
  • W skinnerskentac…publishpath.com
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 835
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • 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
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th June 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 8th March 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Skinners Kent Academy opened on September 1st 2009. It is an independent non fee-paying school funded by the Department for Education and supported fully by its lead sponsor The Skinners School, a grammar school for boys and the Skinners Company, and its co-sponsors West Kent College and Kent County Council.

The Skinners Kent Academy is founded on the principles of a culture of high standards and high aspirations, a culture of active participation, an emotionally rich learning environment and an inclusive environment where every child is known and every learner supported.

The main aim of the Academy is to provide the highest quality of education for students initially in Year 7 to Year 11 and in time in the Sixth Form when this is established from September 2012. However, the Academy is more than a new type of school. The Academy aims to raise and reflect aspirations within the local community and provide educational, social and economic benefits for all.

Initially the new Academy is located in the buildings of the former Tunbridge Wells High School. It is intended that the Academy will move to a state of the art 21 million pound new building in 2012. This 21st century building will provide outstanding facilities not only for the Academys students but also for the wider community.

We aim to find and develop everything that is exceptional in each child and let it flourish within a framework of high expectations. We intend to motivate and inspire our students to achieve of their very best, to fly high and to set course on the brightest of futures.

If you would like to hear more about our aspirations and plans, we hold regular briefing events for prospective parents and students. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about the Academy or would like to attend a briefing event
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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: middle years - middle Years is a programme for ages 11-16.

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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.

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