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Thanks to staff at The Lenham School for their dedication this week. Some staff needed to be with their families and we have colleagues on-line from France, Ireland and of course Kent. (Miss Goubet supporting students on-line with their French from her family home in France...)


Congratulations to everyone for making this week a success in such challenging times. We have seen incredible work from our students and magnificent support from parents and carers. Thank you. The Very Spotted Ladybug by William, Year 7.


Today we were impressed by the number of students engaging with our Virtual School. The range of activities was impressive from Computer Coding by Miles to Baking by Henry:


There are many organisations offering free access to resources during the school closure period. The following link will provide free access to a selection of Audio Books:


We seem to be overcoming the early system problems and many students are finding a way of working that best meets their needs. Here we can see an example of a student working in their exercise book before sharing digitally with their subject teacher in BTEC Sport.


What an amazing first day of The Lenham Virtual School. Students have continued their learning with lots of interesting assignments. Subject teachers have been online to support students and parents. Here we have year 7 Maths by Ophelia...


We will be launching The Lenham Virtual School on Monday 23 March. Visit the school website to access Live Support between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Thank you to all our students and staff who brought in donations for the local food bank to help those in need this Christmas. We really hope these boxes will help spread a little festive cheer.


Thank you to all our students who voted in yesterday's mock election with and - the Sixth Form and Leadership Team of Prefects did a fantastic job of organising and running the event.


Here are BTEC Level 3 Applied Science students, George and Amy, opening our brand new Science Centre today! We are absolutely thrilled with this fantastic, new, state-of-the-art facility at our school.


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Don't forget you can hire our fantastic school facilities for your own events at very competitive prices. See what we have to offer across our secondary schools here:


We are thrilled to announce that two of our students, Megan (Yr 12) and Tara (Yr 13), have their amazing artwork on display as part of the John Downton Awards at Sessions House, County Hall in Maidstone. You can visit the exhibition until 8 January 2020. Good luck Megan and Tara!


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We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Lenham School has been rated GOOD, following our recent inspection! This really reflects the hard work and commitment of all of our fantastic students, parents, staff and governors - read more here!


On the 1 & 8 July, pupils from School received training from our Mathematics specialist, they also had to run, cycle or row the distance between Headcorn to Lenham. They calculated their distance into (km) and (miles). One group achieved over 50km


Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools.


This Thursday Staff event: Teacher Learning Community


Thank you to those students who attended last nights first Student Learning Community


Open as normal Friday 1st February


Fantastic event today led by the Change4life Ambassadors from . Year 3 & 4 had a great time learning about healthy eating and the importance of being active.


With warmer weather forecast next week, we will be moving to a ‘blazers optional’ dress code from the 25th June until the end of term. All other uniform requirements unchanged.


The Lenham School Chess Club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Friday lunchtime in T Block – all are welcome! We are currently preparing for our next tournament. If you would like to join the club please speak to Mr Cairns.


Geography students on a visit to Juniper Hall in surrey developing new skills


Congratulations and thank you to students, parents and staff for a wonderful Cake Sale in aid of Macmillan, we are pleased to have raised an amazing £288!


On a cold, blustery evening the U15 Girls Football played with passion and determination. The team at the top of the league, Marsh Academy, could not get the ball past our tremendous defence of Chantelle, Olivia and Chelsea with Rhiannon in goal.


During today’s break we are holding a Cake Sale for MacMillian Cancer Research, what an amazing job everyone has done in preparation


Congratulations to our fantastic trampolining squad, 5 of whom made it through to the Kent finals on Sunday. Harry Russell finished a very impressive 2nd along with his U13 team in the boys Inter competition.


Great determination shown by our year 7 & 8 at the competition. All performed well rehearsed routines & represented the school with pride.


We currently have roles to Inspire, Support and Educate students, these can be viewed on the school website:


Our Sixth Form had to work in pairs today to produce a two course meal! Read more here;


Fantastic Lacrosse tournament on our 3G pitch this morning.Our Year 9 leaders are doing a great job keeping score & timing the games. Well done to & East Borough Primary School for their amazing skills & outstanding sporting attitudes.


Our Year 8 evening is tonight at 6pm


Our very own Ms Munro led a fantastic day for the first event!


The Lenham School is open today Tuesday 6th March 2018


We have been told by Southern Water that they can not guarantee the water supply will be re-established to The Lenham School this evening. Please continue to visit our school website, Twitter or Facebook feeds for updates as we receive them.


Unfortunately we are closed today (Monday 5th March) due to a loss of water supply in Lenham


Due to a a loss of water supply in Lenham our ability to open the school might be affected due to health and safety. Please check our school website for an update on Monday morning:


Please follow this link for learning resources due to severe weather;


The Lenham School will be closed on Thursday and Friday (1st & 2nd of March) due to adverse weather conditions.

Students Joining September 2020

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. 

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' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. 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).

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.


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020 you can appeal between 1st March - 27 March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard.   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.


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