Highsted Grammar School

General Info

Education Phase
Secondary, 16 plus
Ofsted rating
Good
Jan 18 2023 Ofsted report
Gender
Girls
Age range
11 - 18 y.o.
Type
Academies
Funding
State-funded secondary
Admissions policy
Selective
Religious Character
None
Sixth Form
Has a sixth form
Local authority
Kent
Unique reference
136305
Address
Highsted Road, ME10 4PT

Pupils

Number of Pupils
889 (99% of total capacity)
Boys
0.8%
Girls
99.2%
First language not English
5.5%
Free school meals (FSM)
8.3%
Persistent absence
15.2%
Special education needs (SEN)
7.0%
Pupil ethnicities
White British 75.6%
Mixed 7.6%
African 7%
Other White 5.5%
Indian 0.9%
Bangladeshi 0.9%
Other Asian 0.7%
Other Black 0.4%
Unclassified 0.4%
Irish 0.2%
Pakistani 0.2%
Chinese 0.2%
Gypsy/Roma 0.1%
Caribbean 0.1%
Other 0.1%
Capacity % and other Pupils data: Year 2022-2023 Persistent absence: Year 2023-2024

Exam Results

GCSE Results

Progress 8 score

This school
-0.25
Local authority average, state-funded schools
-0.12
England average, state-funded schools
-0.03

Entering EBacc

School 97%
Local authority average 40%
England average 39%

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

School 64%
Local authority average 47%
England average 45%

Attainment 8 score

School 57.7
Local authority average 47
England average 46.3

EBacc average point score

School 5.39
Local authority average 4.12
England average 4.05
Year 2022-2023

Subjects

GCSE Subjects

SubjectQualificationNumber of entries
Art & DesignGCSE35
BiologyGCSE111
Business Studies:SingleGCSE70
ChemistryGCSE111
Computer Studies/ComputingGCSE11
English LanguageGCSE143
English LiteratureGCSE143
FrenchGCSE57
GeographyGCSE83
GermanGCSE83
Year 2022-2023

Admissions

Highsted Grammar School

Admission Policy
Selective
Total available places
130
Status
Oversubscribed
This school is Oversubscribed because there were more 1st preference applications than available places.

Applications

1st preference
159
2nd preference
68
3rd preference
56
From another Local Authority
14
Breakdown of applications made to this school within the deadline (in-year applications are excluded)

Offers

1st preference
117
2nd preference
10
3rd preference
1
To another Local Authority
6
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 classes24.3
Year 2022-2023

Cohort sizes

Class type
Total
Boys
Girls
Year 7
126
0
126
Year 8
150
0
150
Year 9
145
0
145
Year 10
150
0
150
Year 11
143
3
140
Year 12
79
2
77
Year 13
96
2
94
Year 2022-2023

Participation in Education, Training, Employment

Destinations after GCSEs
School
LA
England
Staying in education
97.0%
87.7%
86.5%
Further education
7.0%
25.6%
34.7%
School sixth form
90.0%
60.6%
37.9%
Sixth form college
0.0%
0.4%
13.1%
Other education destinations
0.0%
1.1%
0.9%
Entering employment
2.0%
4.0%
3.9%
Entering apprenticeships
0.0%
2.7%
3.4%
Not in education or employment
1.0%
4.8%
5.2%
Destination unknown
0.0%
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
85.0%
61.7%
64.0%
Top third higher education institutions
33.0%
19.5%
19.7%
Russell Group
25.0%
16.6%
17.7%
Oxford or Cambridge
1.0%
1.3%
1.0%
Other study at level 4 or 5
3.0%
2.0%
2.6%
Higher apprenticeships
1.0%
1.4%
1.7%
School: Year 2022-2023 Local authority: Year 2019-2020 England: Year 2019-2020
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