The Maplesden Noakes School

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Buckland Road
Maidstone
ME16 0TJ
01622759036
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Pupils
1175
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(14/11/18)
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48%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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The Maplesden Noakes School converted to an academy school in February 2012. When its predecessor school, with the same name, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good. It is an average-sized school in an area where a significant proportion of students go to local grammar schools. It is a specialist business and enterprise college. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported at school action is well below the national average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The most common needs relate to behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Less than one in 10 students is from minority ethnic groups, which is well below the national average. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for specific groups, including those known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children from service families) is average. There are no service family children in the school. A relatively high proportion of Year 7 students is eligible for catch-up funding which is for students who did not achieve the expected Level 4 in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The Green Room makes provision for students with disabilities and special educational needs and includes specialist support for a small number of students who have statements of special educational needs for hearing impairment. These students spend most of their time, with support, in mainstream classes. Five students from Years 10 and 11 are educated off site at West Kent Skills Centre. A further five students from Years 9, 10 and 11 are educated off site at the West Kent Health Needs Hospital School. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

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