Borden Grammar School

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County Kent
Address Borden Grammar School, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne ME10 4DB
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 778
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days June
Competition 2 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test



Information about this school – Borden Grammar School

This is a smaller-than-average-size secondary school.

The school selects from the top 25% of boys by ability using the Kent test to determine admission into Year 7.

Borden Grammar School converted to become an academy in January 2012. When its predecessor school, also Borden Grammar School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good.

The school’s headteacher has been in post since September 2013.

The school has a specialism in sport and a second specialism in modern languages.

Approximately one in ten of the school’s population is eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding provided for children in local authority care, children of service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals. This proportion is about a third of the national average. There are no children from service families currently on the school’s roll.

There are no students eligible for the Year 7 catch-up premium, which is provided by the government to support those students who have not previously reached the expected levels in English and mathematics.

Approximately one in nine students is from a minority ethnic group, which is below the national average.

A little over 10% of students are disabled or have special educational needs and are supported through school action, this proportion is a little below the national average. A little under 4% of students are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs, which is about half the national average.

Some additional AS- and A-level courses are taken by sixth form students at Fulston Manor School and Highsted Grammar School. This is so that these students can follow courses that are of particular interest or relevance to them.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.