I've noted on another post that Judd has an SEN entry of over 30% and Skinners 16%.
Where are these figures coming from? They seems extraordinarily high to me given what I know about the schools.
To quote the latest OFSTED report for Judd:
"The number of students with learning difficulties and disabilities is well below
average as is the number of students with a statement of special
In 2007 just under 3% of pupils across all schools in England had SEN statements. So my guess is that Judd and Skinners have maybe one or two boys a year with SEN per year - a far cry from the 60/70 SEN children entering the schools each year that the 30%/16% figures suggests.
Also have a look at the big state feeder schools for Judd. They have very, very low levels of SEN children. So unless the big numbers of SEN childen are coming exclusively from the private feeders (St Michaels, New Beacon, etc) I don't see where the 60/70 SEN children entering Judd/Skinners are coming from
in the first place.
The amount of KCC SEN-related funding for both Judd is just Â£7,311 across the whole school of 933 pupils. This doesn't suggest to my mind that the school has 300 pupils with anything other than very, very mild non-statemented SEN.
To be honest if your child has statemented SEN then you shouldn't be basing your school decision on heresay in forums. If I were you I would be setting up appointments with each school and asking for specific information about SEN provisions rather than relying on second hand information here and wooly statements of aspiration from school secretaries.
Seeing this score has also raised our concern slightly with Bennett, as we would expect that academically, there would not be children there at the same level.
What makes you think that? You'll find plenty of bright children at BM. Do not confuse a high mark in the 11+ with academic ability. I think that a bright child entering BM is going to do as well as a bright child entering Judd.