Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

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County Kent
Address Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AS
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 1,030
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days October/June
Competition 3 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test

 

Information about this school – Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. It often refers to itself as ‘The Langton’.

The school specialises in science and mathematics and promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education vigorously. It has working links with major organisations such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and has a purpose-built facility for scientific research.

The sixth form is mixed, with about twice as many boys as girls. It has grown considerably in recent years and now has close to 500 students. It is the largest school sixth form in Kent.

About one in five students come from minority ethnic backgrounds, the largest group being of Eastern European heritage.

A below average proportion of students speak English as an additional language, of whom less than half are at an early stage of learning English.

A very low proportion of students are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for specific groups, including looked after children, students known to be eligible for free school meals and children of service families. The school has extremely few looked after children and children of service families. No Year 7 students are eligible for catch-up funding.

The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported through 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 low.

The school provides for students on the autistic spectrum disorder. They are cared for within a faculty of support and guidance, no longer in a separate unit. They are rarely taught in the faculty but use it as a base to discuss their learning and personal needs.

The school does not use any alternative off-site education provision.

The school works collaboratively with Canterbury Academy to support the academy’s curriculum and teaching of the most able students and so that it can learn from the academy’s teachers’ expertise.

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