The Rochester Grammar School


Name The Rochester Grammar School
Website http://www.rochestergrammar.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 3BY
Phone Number 01634843049
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1241 (2% boys 98% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.3
Academy Sponsor The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
Local Authority Medway
Percentage Free School Meals 3.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.8%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

The school is slightly larger than average. Students enter the school with well above average standards. In 2004 it acquired combined specialist status in mathematics/information and communication technology (ICT) and music. The school offers places to students with musical aptitude who have passed the selection test and is the hub for many of Kent’s musical activities. It has full International Schools and Investors in Careers awards, Healthy Schools status and is an International Baccalaureate Organisation World School. The school is part of the Rochester–Walderslade Partnership, a consortium of five secondary schools and Mid Kent College that collaborate for post-16 studies. The percentage of students from minority ethnic groups is just below the national average although it is above this in Year 12. The main ethnic group is Indian. Approximately one in twenty students does not speak English as their first language. No students have a statement of special educational needs and the percentage with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very low. The catchment area is large and students come from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate