Westlands School

General Info

Education Phase
Secondary, 16 plus
Ofsted rating
Good
Feb 27 2019 Ofsted report
Gender
Mixed
Age range
11 - 18 y.o.
Type
Academies
Funding
State-funded secondary
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Religious Character
None
Sixth Form
Has a sixth form
Local authority
Kent
Unique reference
136286
Address
Westlands Avenue, ME10 1PF

Pupils

Number of Pupils
1784 (99% of total capacity)
Boys
52.4%
Girls
47.6%
First language not English
4.5%
Free school meals (FSM)
21.6%
Persistent absence
31.4%
Special education needs (SEN)
9.1%
Pupil ethnicities
White British 85%
Other White 3.9%
Mixed 3%
African 2.6%
Gypsy/Roma 1.8%
Unclassified 1.3%
Other 0.8%
Indian 0.5%
Caribbean 0.3%
Other Black 0.3%
Other Asian 0.2%
Irish 0.1%
Irish Traveller 0.1%
Bangladeshi 0.1%
Capacity % and other Pupils data: Year 2022-2023 Persistent absence: Year 2023-2024

Exam Results

GCSE Results

Progress 8 score

This school
0.02
Local authority average, state-funded schools
-0.12
England average, state-funded schools
-0.03

Entering EBacc

School 11%
Local authority average 40%
England average 39%

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

School 45%
Local authority average 47%
England average 45%

Attainment 8 score

School 44.5
Local authority average 47
England average 46.3

EBacc average point score

School 3.66
Local authority average 4.12
England average 4.05
Year 2022-2023

Subjects

GCSE Subjects

SubjectQualificationNumber of entries
Animal Care (Non-Agricultural)Technical Award20
Computer Appreciation / IntroductionTechnical Award12
Dance: GeneralTechnical Award29
Music performance: GroupTechnical Award10
Small Business ManagementTechnical Award68
Art & DesignGCSE1
Art & Design (Fine Art)GCSE35
Social Science: CitizenshipGCSE1
Computer Studies/ComputingGCSE24
Design & TechnologyGCSE12
Year 2022-2023

Admissions

Westlands School

Admission Policy
Non-selective
Total available places
259
Status
Oversubscribed
This school is Oversubscribed because there were more 1st preference applications than available places.

Applications

1st preference
378
2nd preference
334
3rd preference
274
From another Local Authority
5
Breakdown of applications made to this school within the deadline (in-year applications are excluded)

Offers

1st preference
233
2nd preference
24
3rd preference
2
To another Local Authority
1
Breakdown of offers made on National Offer Day (in-year applications are excluded)
Year 2024-2025

Class sizes

Class typeClass size
Average size of one-teacher classes22.9
Year 2022-2023

Cohort sizes

Class type
Total
Boys
Girls
Year 7
313
169
144
Year 8
329
166
163
Year 9
327
161
166
Year 10
328
190
138
Year 11
301
162
139
Year 12
96
46
50
Year 13
90
41
49
Year 2022-2023

Participation in Education, Training, Employment

Destinations after GCSEs
School
LA
England
Staying in education
83.0%
87.7%
86.5%
Further education
39.0%
25.6%
34.7%
School sixth form
43.0%
60.6%
37.9%
Sixth form college
0.0%
0.4%
13.1%
Other education destinations
1.0%
1.1%
0.9%
Entering employment
5.0%
4.0%
3.9%
Entering apprenticeships
6.0%
2.7%
3.4%
Not in education or employment
5.0%
4.8%
5.2%
Destination unknown
1.0%
0.8%
1.0%
School: Year 2022-2023 Local authority: Year 2021-2022 England: Year 2021-2022

Progression to Higher Education or Training

Destinations after A‑levels
School
LA
England
Degrees
31.0%
61.7%
64.0%
Top third higher education institutions
2.0%
19.5%
19.7%
Russell Group
2.0%
16.6%
17.7%
Oxford or Cambridge
0.0%
1.3%
1.0%
Other study at level 4 or 5
2.0%
2.0%
2.6%
Higher apprenticeships
2.0%
1.4%
1.7%
School: Year 2022-2023 Local authority: Year 2019-2020 England: Year 2019-2020
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