Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

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County Kent
Address Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7DA
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 905
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days June
Competition 5 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test 



Information about this school – Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

This is a slightly smaller than average school with 241 students in the sixth form.

The school selects from the top 25% of boys.

The school converted to become an academy school in August 2011. When its predecessor school, also Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be satisfactory overall.

The school has a specialism in engineering.

About one in 20 students is eligible for free school meals, which is well below the national average.

Students from minority ethnic groups make up a little under a quarter of the school’s population which is in line with the national average.

Approximately 3% of students speak English as an additional language, which is well below the national average.

The percentage of students supported at school action is about half the national average. Less than 1% are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs, which is well below the national average.

A few students attend schools in the Wilmington Consortium for a number of lessons a week so that they can study diploma courses that are not provided by the school. Some additional A-level courses are also taken by sixth form students at the nearby Wilmington Grammar School for Girls.

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