Admissions Information Booklet 2019 (This is currently being updated. Please check back here in October)
Our open day tours are being held on the following dates (please note these are by appointment only, bookings can be made from the end of October by phoning the school office on 01634 844008):
Monday 2nd November to Friday 6th November at 9.15am or 2.15pm
Monday 9th November to Friday 13th November at 9.15am or 2.15pm
Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November at 9.15am or 2.15pm
Our open evening is on Thursday 19th November from 6pm to 9pm (no appointment necessary).
If the number of preferences for the school exceeds the number of places available at the school, the LA will allocate places in the following priority order:
1. Looked after children (children in public care) and previously looked after children.
2. Children previously in Care outside of England – Children who appear to Medway Council to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
3. Children who will have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) on the roll of the school at the time of the sibling’s admission.
4. Child’s health reasons, supported by medical evidence, which requires the child to attend this school.
5. Children who at the time of application have a parent who is a member of staff at the school (where the member of staff has been employed for three years or more at the time at which the application for admission is made and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage).
6. Nearness of children’s homes.
Distance will be measured by the shortest available safe walking route between home and school as measured by the council’s geographical information system. Those living closer to the school will receive the higher priority. Medway Council’s Geographical Information System measures the start point, end point and distance of each route.
Parents who believe that they qualify under criterion 2 are advised to send evidence directly to the local authority Admissions team, who will decide if they qualify. The local authority will then inform all preferred schools of the outcome of the decision at the same time that rank lists are made available.
In the event of two or more pupils having equal ranking for the last place the deciding factor will be the shortest available safe walking distance between the home address and the school as measured by the Medway Council Geographical Information System and determined by Medway Local Authority. Where this cannot be determined, the available place(s) will be allocated by drawing lots.
Admissions Determination September 2020
Admissions Determination September 2021
Admissions Determination September 2022
A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
THE SJWMS SEN INFORMATION REPORT
The School aims to give every student the opportunity to develop his/her potential to the full. It recognises too that all students have their own particular needs and seeks to ensure that each student is able to learn, experience success and feel valued in an environment free from obstacles and prejudice.
The School is committed to ensuring all students receive their full entitlement to a whole-school curriculum.
THE SJWMS SEN DEPARTMENT:
Mrs H Dennis – SENCO
Mrs A Parker – Deputy SENCO
Mrs Sue Hyder – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Rita Nankervis – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Heidi Kingham – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Val Lewis – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Claire Carberry – Learning Support Assistant
SEN Information Report
SEN policy with APPX B
The method to apply for a place at this school during the academic year is the casual admission process.
Please complete the casual admission form (available here) and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When we receive your completed form, your son will be invited to sit an 11+ style test to determine if he is of selective school ability. Please note that if your son has already been deemed selective by Medway Council, the result is valid for 12 calendar months. If your son reaches the required academic standard and if a place is available in the year group, a place will be offered.
If an offer is not given, due to the school being oversubscribed or your son not reaching the required academic standard, you will be able to appeal. Please note this school is currently oversubscribed in all year groups.
The flowchart here may also be helpful to parents.
Please email email@example.com with all queries regarding appeals.
An appeal form can be viewed and printed by clicking here. Please note the deadline for parents to lodge appeals and guarantee they are heard on time was 31st March 2020.
COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED DIRECT TO THE SCHOOL/ACADEMY YOU ARE APPEALING FOR.
Thank you to those who have submitted an admission appeal for a place at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School for September 2020.
The next stage in the process was due to be the Grouped Appeal on 23rd April. This will no longer be taking place.
Individual appeal hearings were scheduled for the week commencing 27th April. These are now going to be postponed due to the travel restrictions and social distancing regulations that are currently in force. We anticipate guidance from the Department for Education shortly explaining how appeal hearings can be held in these exceptional circumstances, perhaps via telephone, video conferencing or in writing. The date of the individual appeal panel hearings may also be moved to later in the year. We understand that this guidance will be published around the 16th April, so will be able to give an update then.
Multiple Grouped Appeals – Parents leaflet
Order of proceedings
Directions to St. George Hotel