Admissions to the school are made by the Governors in the light of the Mission Statement “Christ at the Centre of Living and Learning”.
Places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
Category 1: Baptised Catholic children.
Category 2: Other Baptised/Dedicated and/or Practising Christian* children and Looked-After Children.
* By ‘Christian’, we understand as a minimum those who accept the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation as professed in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.
Category 3: Children of other faiths.
Category 4: Any other children.
Applications will be ranked, within each Category, using the following over-subscription criteria:
Appropriate documentary evidence of church membership will be required. This should ideally be a certificate of baptism or dedication and a completed reference form. If any of these documents are unavailable (e.g the church attended does not practise baptism or dedication), a letter from the church elder or minister clearly detailing the child's and parent's/guardian's commitment to and attendance of worship and church life will be required.
It may also be necessary to enquire into the level of involvement of the family with its Church community. Please give as much information as possible.
Supplementary and Reference Forms, plus any supporting evidence must be received in school by 31st October 2013.
1 Looked –After Children
Children in Local Authority Care - a child under the age of 18 years for whom the Local Authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject of a care order under Part IV of the Act. In accordance with the Admissions Code of Practice, Governors will give priority to baptised Catholic children in the care of a Local Authority and Looked-After Children in the care of a Catholic family. All other Looked-After Children will be given priority within Category 2.
A brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
3 Distance Tie-Break
In the event of a tie-break, distance, as measured by the Local Authority, will be used. Details of how distance is calculated and the definition of ‘home address’ used in the calculation can be found in the “Admission to Secondary School in Kent” booklet. Alternatively you can get this information from the Kent County Council website (www.kent.gov.uk) or contact Kent Admissions 01622 696565 or email the Kent Admissions team at email@example.com
4 Late Applications
Late applications where the SCAF (Secondary Common Application Form) was submitted after the closing date will be handled in accordance with the Kent Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.
Late applications where the SCAF was submitted by the closing date but the St Gregory’s Supplementary and Reference forms were not received on time will be considered by the Governors’ Admissions Committee after all other applications for the same Category have been ranked.
6 6th Form Applications
7. In Year (casual) Applications
8. Waiting List
Approved by Full Governing Body: 20th September 2012
To download a copy of our Admissions Policy and Supplementary Form please click here
St. Gregory’s Catholic School
The school is proud to report another very good set of GCSE results
this year at St. Gregory’s. The overall 5+ A*-C pass rate was 100%,
the highest the school has achieved. This means that every student
attained 5 or more passes at A*-C. Seven out of every ten students
achieved 5+ A*-C grades including English and Maths. These
outstanding results are a reflection of the hard work and commitment
of both students and staff and are particularly encouraging in a
year where nationally there has been some turbulence in pass rates.
St Gregory’s Catholic School
St. Gregory's is delighted to report some excellent results at A level.
Outstanding individual performances from Miriam Sadowska (2A*, A, B, C), Freddie Viner (2A*, B) and Brogan Bates (2A* plus a Distinction). Other outstanding performances include Rosie Kyne (A* and 2A grades and a B), Laurie Denman (A* and 2A grades and a B), Ross Leslie (A* plus 2 A grades) and Mathew Miles (4 A grades).
Outstanding individual achievements at AS Level included Oliver Leonard (3 A grades and a B), Nicola Oxley (2 A grades, 2 B grades), Julia Sadowska (2 A grades and 2 C grades) and Kieran Brown (2 A grades).
As in previous years St Gregory’s Value added is very strong, indicating that our students make greater than expected progress during their 2 years in the sixth form.
If I have to make the decision to close the school during the day because of worsening weather conditions and uncertainty about public transport, it is not always possible to notify you in advance.
It is imperative that your child knows what to do in such a situation; e.g., do they know where they are to go to in the event of the school closing early; do they know how to get home by public transport; have they got “emergency” money with them at all times; do they have keys to your house, etc.
In extreme conditons information will be given to local radio and posted on the school website.
Senior Leadership Team
Head Teacher - Stephen Adamson, BA, MA. Hons
Deputy Head Teacher - Sean McQuillan, B.Sc (Hons)
Deputy Head Teacher - Jorden Dawkins M.A.
Director of Learning - Pauline Kerr, B.A. (Hons)
Director of Learning - Noel Bradbury B.Ed (Hons)
THE GOVERNING BODY
Elected Staff Governors
Elected Parent Governor
Headteacher Governor: Mr S Adamson
Committees of the Governing Body
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs L Birchard
Hearing Impaired Resource Base (HIRB)
(HIRB) newsletter is available to view here
There are ten members of staff at the Resource Base. The Teacher in Charge is Mrs J Griffiths who works alongside Mrs J Collins our Teacher of the Deaf and eight full or part-time Teaching Assistants (Mrs A Goodchild, Mrs T Moffatt, Mrs E Pratt, Ms T Reed, Miss S Towers, Mrs H Matthews and Mrs T Parfitt). Most of the staff can sign, some to BSL Stage II, although many of our students are aural, meaning they use lip reading skills and excellent audiology equipment to help their listening skills.
For most of the timetable, our HI students attend lessons in the mainstream school. However, Hearing Impaired pupils have time out of the mainstream to go to Supported Studies lessons in the Resource Base. These lessons are usually taken by Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Collins, often assisted by a member of the TA Team. During Supported Studies the students also work on their skills in English and recap topics and vocabulary from all their mainstream subjects.
In most mainstream classes students are supported by a member of the HIRB team who differentiates the curriculum as appropriate for each student. Support staff complete a ‘Link Sheet’ explaining what has been covered during the lesson, including relevant vocabulary and any homework given. This link sheet is then filed used during Supported Studies to recap key points and vocabulary.
The Resource Base is equipped with computers, an interactive whiteboard and a comprehensive selection of differentiated curriculum support materials.
However, not everything is in the Resource Base is work!
We arrange activities for both deaf and hearing students, for example a Deaf Youth Club is held once a month and Signing Club offers British Sign Language classes to both deaf and hearing students. The deaf students participate in many activities outside school which we find out about and arrange in conjunction with other agencies like the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID). Please take a look at our Newsletters to see what our students have been doing recently.
The Teacher of the Deaf is also there to help mainstream students who have hearing problems, she advises subject teachers on how best to help students with a unilateral loss or glue ear, for example, with regard to classroom seating and teaching strategies.
We run a Deaf Awareness Enrichment Programme for all students in Year 7 as part of their ACE work. There is also the opportunity for sixth form students to take part in this programme after school. Currently a group of sixth form students are undertaking a sign language course which will lead to a recognised national qualification.
Outcomes for HIRB Students
Our students who receive support from the HIRB at St Gregory’s, achieved a 100% pass rate in Grades A*- C in five or more GCSE’s in 2012. One student achieved 2 A Level passes including Maths A Level, and one achieved 3 AS Level passes.
Links to Other Sites:
We are a deaf friendly school
High Achievers at St. Gregory's School
Courses and Events
The Young People's Participatory Theatre has launched a new website for young people aged 14+ to find out more about working in the theatre industry. www.getintotheatre.org
School Policies are found on the Governors website, to view St. Gregory's Catholic School Policies and Procedures please click here
At St Gregory’s Catholic School we aim to create an environment in which all members of the School can feel safe, valued and respected.
The School will not tolerate disrespectful behaviour or verbal abuse directed at any member of the school staff either on the telephone or in person.
St Gregory's Catholic School, Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9XL T: +44 1892 527 444 F: +44 1892 546 621