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  • The Judd School
    Brook Street
    TN9 2PN
  • Head: Mr Robert Masters
  • T 01732 770880
  • F 01732 771661
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,097
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Year 7 Entry July; Year 12 Entry October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 7th May 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th April 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils are keenly aware of the academic credentials that accrue when they get into the school, but this rarely spills over into arrogance. Early on boys are left in no doubt that they are expected to work hard. If you don't do well enough, you take the test again and work handed in late lands you a detention. At lunchtime any thought that shirts can be kept tucked in and uniform neat are dispelled, as you witness hordes of boys kicking around a football or…

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What the school says...

Entrance examination administered by KCC (English, Maths, Reasoning).

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2004, Mr Robert Masters BSc maths (first class from Reading University) and PGCE (maths with games from Bristol); 50s. Previously taught at two boys' grammars in Gravesend and Torquay (where he was deputy head). Looks as if he could still keep up on the hockey pitch but prefers cryptic crosswords and jogging these days. Parents can find him somewhat aloof and, while some speak of the encouragement he's given their bright lad, others wonder if he would know them. We suspect he keeps closer tabs than he lets on - he smirks as he points to the glass bookcase in which he can observe unnoticed their comings and goings. He is praised for attracting substantial resources and has robustly and controversially protected the school's lack of catchment area - now introduced. His personal...

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Special Education Needs

The Judd School is a remarkably supportive community with an excellent track record in student-to-student support and understanding staff. However it does not receive any specific funding for Additional Educational Needs and there are no specialist facilities, nor are there any teaching assistants, beyond those dedicated to statemented students. Some of the buildings have undergone considerable modifications to give proper disabled access. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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