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  • The John Wallis Church of England Academy
    Millbank Road
    Kingsnorth
    Ashford
    Kent
    TN23 3HG
  • Head: Mr J McParland
  • T 01233 623465
  • F 01233 636861
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.thejohnwallisacademy.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1541
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 11th September 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 9th January 2014

    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...

Opened summer 2010 replaced Ashford Christ Church Church of England Maths & Computing Specialist College.

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Christ Church is a fully inclusive school. We are a school that has a designated unit for physically disabled pupils and one for hearing impaired pupils. The objective of the SEN department is to ensure that all pupils with special educational needs has access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. These pupils may require additional resources and differentiation to ensure progress within the classroom. They are given every opportunity to be integrated as fully as possible, both socially and educationally. Outside of the classroom they are also able to involve themselves to whatever extent they feel able to do so. Currently we have Golden Curriculum groups in Year 7, 8 and 9. These groups are for children who need additional support and 'nurturing' as most have multiple and complex special educational needs. Golden Curriculum groups are smaller in size than other teaching groups, they have highly differentiated schemes of work and teaching staff who are specifically trained in SEN. Most SEN pupils cope well in the other teaching sets with differentiated work and support from teaching staff. All SEN pupils are monitored closely and have their work planned with their special educational needs in mind.

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:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


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