Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

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Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School


Name Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School
Website http://www.sjwms.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 26 November 2008
Address Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3EL
Phone Number 01634844008
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 1359 (94% boys 6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.0
Academy Sponsor Leigh Academies Trust
Local Authority Medway
Percentage Free School Meals 3.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.7%
Persisitent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is larger than the average secondary school. Students’ attainment on entry is well above average, reflecting the selective nature of the school. Most students are from White British backgrounds, with the remainder coming from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds and mixed heritages. A small, but increasing, number of students have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. About a third of the students in the sixth form are female. The school was designated a specialist college for mathematics and computing in 2002 and added a second specialism in the humanities, including geography and history, in April 2007. The school works in partnership with five other schools in the Rochester and Walderslade Consortium to extend the curriculum for sixth form students. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate