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Admissions at 11+ (Year 7) are via the Kent Procedure for Entrance to Secondary Education, details of which are explained in “Admission to Secondary School in Kent 2010”. This booklet can be obtained from all West Kent Primary Schools or directly from the Admissions and Transport Department, Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ (Tel: 01622-696565).
Applications by 6th November 2009 Admissions Numbers for 2010 – 140 Applications received for 2009 entry – 502 Number of places offered – 140
(146 after appeal)
In the event of over-subscription specific criteria will apply; details may be found in the “Admission to Secondary School in Kent 2010” booklet.
Applications for admission into other year groups should be made direct to the school. Pupils are particularly welcome to join the Sixth Form for their Advanced Level studies at 16+.
(from September 2008 to May 2009) Authorised absence – 4.5% Unauthorised absence-0.09%
CHARGING FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Under the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988, schools no longer have the right to charge for certain school activities, although voluntary contributions may be sought from the parents of participating pupils.
The provisions of the Act apply to activities such as day and residential trips here and abroad, zoo, museum and theatre visits, squash, sailing and university lectures.
Our Governing Body has adopted (25.09.95) Kent’s policy on charging
- to make charges as allowed by the Education Reform Act;
- to remit charges for board and lodging for pupils whose parents are in receipt of income support or family credit;
- to seek voluntary contributions from parents so that activities during school hours, for which charges may no longer be made, can continue.
CONTACTING THE SCHOOL
If parents are unhappy about what is happening in school, they should first discuss the matter with their daughter’s Form Tutor and/or Director of Achievement and, if necessary, the Headteacher. In the unlikely event that they are dissatisfied with the outcome, then the next step would be to contact the Chair of Governors. Most, if not all, problems however can be quickly sorted out by a telephone call, letter or visit to the school. Full details of TWGGS’ Complaints Policy are available from the school.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
It is the policy of TWGGS to meet the needs of each pupil, however, it is recognised that some pupils have special educational needs. Therefore, the commitment is made to identify and assess such girls as early and efficiently as possible in order to address her needs, which may take a wide variety of forms.
The policy ensures that the pupil has the greatest possible access to the whole curriculum, and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and other staff work in partnership with parents, taking into account the views and needs of the girl. Able pupils are well catered for within the diversity of the curriculum. Detailed information about TWGGS’ SEN Policy is available from the school.
Also see related pages: Parental Information