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  • The Judd School
    Brook Street
    TN9 2PN
  • Head: Jon Wood
  • T 01732 770880
  • F 01732 771661
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  • 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..

The Judd School is a selective boy's school that excels not only academically, but also in Music, Sport and the Arts, with outstanding achievements in each area. The vast majority of its students stay on to the sixth form, with more than half achieving 3As or more and the majority going on to Russell Group universities; more than 20 students going to Oxbridge each year.

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What the school says...

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

What the parents say...

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School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Jon Wood, previously the deputy head since 2013. Has also been deputy head at Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

Academic matters

With a high entry standard at 11+ and excellent GCSE results (80 per cent A*-A/9-7 in 2017), there's no doubt that this is the domain of the fiercely able. 'It does them no favours to tutor them to death to get in. Once there they'll struggle,' say parents, with peer pressure and the workload pretty relentless. Nothing most boys can't cope with and they generally thrive on the challenge. It's a place where you're expected to take the initiative and focus on the job at hand and, though closely monitored - teachers are praised for gaining a good understanding of individuals' strengths and weaknesses - students are expected to take responsibility for...

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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
Dyslexia Y
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
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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