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  • The Judd School
    Brook Street
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2PN
  • Head: Jon Wood
  • T 01732 770880
  • F 01732 771661
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.judd.online/
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,150; sixth formers: 249 (87 girls)
  • 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..

Reports to parents will tell you only how your son is doing against expected performance. ‘If students are below our average when they are working at their best, it’s not relevant to know they’re below average - if their commitment to learning is high, then parents should accept their grades. If you want to know their position in class, go to another school.’ A parent reported to us how Wood stood up for boys against overbearing parents. ‘At the GCSE options evening ...

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What the school says...

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

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School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since September 2017, Jon Wood, who moved up after four years as deputy head. His watch has brought a modernising scythe – the website and newsletters for example looking distinctly fresher, alongside developments in the intake – but much of this was planned in conjunction with the outgoing head, rather than leapt upon as he took the reins.

He’s a career teacher; during his own schooldays at a Norwich independent he imagined going into the City or becoming an actuary in order to earn a lot. Post-maths degree, though, he decided to do teacher training, and within a week decided it was for him. ‘I like young people, academia, the buzz of someone getting something.’ He doesn’t regret eschewing the big bucks, appreciating the time with his family he gets in...

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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.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The Judd School is a 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. The learning support team has grown over time, with five learning assistants currently employed, beyond those dedicated to students with Statements/EHCPs. Some of the buildings have undergone modifications to provide disabled access.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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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.

Children get into the school from here:

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

Who came from where


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