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This is a great opportunity if you're considering a career in teaching! https://t.co/5nEdIbFmMi


Dear Parent/Carer Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have reluctantly taken the decision to direct one year group to Virtual Learning, Monday 7 February. Year 9 students should not attend school for face-to-face teaching on Monday 7 February. Mr C Foreman Headteacher


Last week our students visited London to see an immersive production of Great Gatsby. Cast members came out to chat with our students after the show. Apparently, this rarely happens. A measure of how impressed the cast were by the engagement of our students in the immersive show. https://t.co/WBGb19OY6v


Happy New Year I hope that you had an enjoyable and relaxing break. I am delighted to confirm that all years will return to school on Tuesday 4 January, as planned. https://t.co/JPtXy6tIqI


Welcome Back - Term 2 We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow, Monday 8 November. https://t.co/SaFpzYkCJS


The Lenham School hosted a visit from Mark Lowery, the award-winning Children's Book Author of Charlie and Me: 421 miles from home and Eating Chips with Monkey among many others. Mark delivered an inspiring reading and writing workshop with all the year 7s today. https://t.co/oSOkYRei5H


Keeping my fingers crossed in hope of fine weather on Wednesday. Students and staff are looking forward to our first Open Evening since 2019. https://t.co/uCPM59Nk0j


This week we were pleased to offer a warm welcome to our guest book author. Bali Rai writes stories inspired by his working class Punjabi/Sikh background, but his aim was always that his writing should be enjoyed by readers everywhere, irrespective of class or culture. https://t.co/hIj4z0qI4y


Thank you to everyone for making Summer School such a success. See you all in September. https://t.co/S76sXokUN2


With only one day of Summer School left we thought that we would share some enthusiastic student feed-back: https://t.co/MU2HXOtvn8


Day three of Summer School and students have settled into both academic and enrichment activities including inter-tutor group sports events at lunchtime. Working hard on a Mathematics problem, designing a cardboard chair and learning a foreign language: https://t.co/DCXVEoooDO


We are pleasedthat students are celebrating strong level 3 Vocational and IB Diploma results with 83% of students achieving the highly respected International Baccalaureate Career Related Pathway and 100% pass rates in both the IB Diplomas and the vocational qualifications. https://t.co/taCvSsgaB5


What a difference a day makes.... sunshine, warmth and increasingly confident students. I enjoyed watching the next generation of Master Chefs as they considered the importance of breakfast... https://t.co/xGyoTg3ylU


Even the rain today provided a photo opportunity for Summer School! Well done Aliesha and Max. https://t.co/VMARMrzcld


Despite arriving in torrential rain we had a superb first day at Summer School. Here are some of my favourite pieces of work from the Art session this afternoon. Students used their iPads to create images from a journey: https://t.co/AwEdLV0dEM


If you have already been issued with your iPad, Summer School is a fantastic opportunity to start exploring how it can support your learning. Please remember to bring it fully charged! https://t.co/ekLfHSVgUb


Summer School for our new year 7 students starts on Monday 9 August. I am looking forward to meeting everyone next week. https://t.co/WwG4x4wgUp


A fantastic last day of term shared with staff and students. A celebration of reaching the end of a challenging year. A celebration of the talents and successes of our students. Thank you for your support this year. Have a safe and relaxing summer and see you in September. https://t.co/fFNuGSHVQ5


Congratulations to our first Digital Leaders at The Lenham School. Thank you for leading a fascinating training session with our teachers to showcase your Digital Portfolios. https://t.co/3HJiIOCt7o


Year 11 had a fantastic day at Thorpe Park on Friday. Thank you to our staff who were brave enough to accompany our students on all of the rides... https://t.co/kR3BqwdQsC


Thank you Year 11 and Year 13 for your hard work and determination. An emotional farewell after such extraordinary times. https://t.co/HO1nAwfM2K


A welcome break from studies as we prepared for the Year 11 school photograph. I continue to be impressed by their positive attitude and determination to succeed. We did all manage to look the same direction and hold the pose....eventually. https://t.co/53hf9vz6a2


Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/6XbM0ydFqz


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Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi


I would like to thank the 'Testing Team' for their superb work over the past two weeks. They in turn would like to thank our students for the positive way they conducted themselves during the testing process. https://t.co/5ObtpzKLps


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Our new virtual choir project is in aid of Comic Relief, and is a cover of the ELO classic, "Mr Blue Sky" https://t.co/uTbok4fZIk - so like, share, and donate! https://t.co/KBsWJGlwN5 https://t.co/GN30yZUqoo


Just look at our Year 9 Catering student Lee's amazing pastry work! What a talent - and a possible future contestant for perhaps? https://t.co/MguXNxC0tI


Thank you to students, parents and staff for making this such a positive day in Virtual School. https://t.co/Cm75dszqO8


I would like to thank students, parents and teachers for their support. I feel very proud of our achievements in keeping students and staff safe whilst delivering quality teaching and learning. I wish everyone a safe and healthy Christmas and the very best for 2021. https://t.co/JwuONXEO7p


Everyday I am privileged to see creativity and enthusiasm from our students. This piece of work was completed at home and yesterday was presented in an English lesson: 1950s Middle Class House, Blood Brothers. James, Year 8. https://t.co/zYzVHhTTPm


What a fantastic response from our students today. They are enjoying their Virtual School day and the flexibility to work on many different subjects and tasks: https://t.co/aHHTzlhpLp


On the subject of achievement, we held our annual awards ceremonies this week. A digital souvenir of these events will soon be available for students and parents/carers: https://t.co/ZVzHQgq0pD


We have now completed our third week of Term 2 with the majority of students enjoying uninterupted learning. We know that the remaining weeks until Christmas will continue to be challenging but I am very proud of what our students and staff have so far achieved.


We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Another very productive week almost navigated. I have been speaking with many students and they really appreciate being able to come to school and engage with their learning. Have a wonderful and safe week-end.


You will receive a progress report for your child later today. Please take time to view our supporting video designed to fully explain our new assessment and reporting strategy. https://t.co/TwJyoEpa4d


When we returned from Lockdown 1.0 we worked with each student to complete a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). This was designed to catch-up any lost learning identified in the end of year assessments. They have completed their PLPs and were presented with completion certificates. https://t.co/hZj98pGoV0


What a pleasure it has been to see our students again. Thank you for ensuring that your child attends school with a face mask. Remember to keep the mask clean or renew it if disposable. Please remind students that they must wear the mask when they are not in a classroom.


Tomorrow is such an important day for staff and students at The Lenham School with the start of our academic year. Year 7 students will join us on Thursday and Friday Year 12 students will join us on Friday. All students will be in school, full-time from Monday 7 September. https://t.co/uBYTJc825H


Considering Sixth Form? We are delighted to be offering places at The Lenham School for September 2020. Visit our website or contact us directly Apply.viat.org.uk https://t.co/pPPbsRy4jQ

Admissions September 2022

The Lenham School has a published admission number (PAN) of 150 students, to be admitted into Year 7 each year. Applications for places will be made in accordance with Kent local authority’s coordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), provided and administered by the Kent Local Authority.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 1st March -28 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard on 8 June 2022. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

Timeline for 2022 Year 7 applications:

1 November 2022

National closing date for application forms

1 March 2022 National Offer Day
3 March 2022 Welcome letters are sent to the families of our new Year 7 students
15 March 2022 Deadline by which to accept/decline the place that has been offered by KCC
28 March 2022 Deadline for lodging appeals
26 April 2022 Reallocation offer day – KCC may issue places, if other families have declined their place at the school.
June 2022 Appeals will be heard by an independent panel (date to be confirmed by KCC)


Click here to view the full KCC Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary Admissions 2022/23.

Oversubscription Criteria 

Before applying the oversubscription criteria, children with a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school will be admitted. As a result of this the admissions number will be reduced accordingly. If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order: 

Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care 

A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. A previously looked after child means such children who were adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after and those children who appear to the admission authority 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 outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society.

Current Family Association 

A sibling attending the school when the child starts. In this context sibling means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. 

Health and Special Access Reasons 

Medical/Health and Special Access Reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’/guardians’ physical or mental health or social need means there is a demonstrable and significant need for their child to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school. 

Nearness of children’s homes to school 

We use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody. When we apply the distance criterion for the school, these straight line measurements are used to determine how close each applicant’s address is to the school.

In the event of any of the above criteria being oversubscribed, priority will be given based on distance as described above with those closest being given higher priority. In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place. 

If siblings from multiple births apply for a school and the school would reach its Published Admission Number (PAN) after admitting one or more, but before admitting all of those siblings, the LA will offer a place to each of the siblings, even if doing so takes the school above its PAN.


Page Downloads Date  
Secondary Appeal Form 2022 25th Feb 2022 Download
FAQ Sheet 25th Feb 2022 Download
Generic Defence Statement 2022 25th Feb 2022 Download
Scheme Statement 25th Feb 2022 Download
Parent Booklet 2021-22 06th Oct 2021 Download
Transport Booklet 2021-22 03rd Sep 2021 Download
Admissions Policy 2022-23 06th Oct 2021 Download
Pages Schoolwear 2022 Flyer 04th Mar 2022 Download