[18][19] Soon after the outbreak of the First World War the school was requisitioned by the War Office to house two brigades, from Folkestone and Aldershot. Some of our Year 12 A Level musicians recently took part in an interactive virtual masterclass with principal keyboardist Robert Howarth from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. [46] The school features on a national scale in its 4 main sports (rugby, cross country, cricket and athletics)[94] and in 2017 was ranked the 2nd best state schools for sport by the Schools Sports Magazine. In 1955, new geography rooms were constructed, followed three years later by a new gymnasium. [35] During his tenure, Taylor significantly expanded the school facilities: in 1948, the headmaster's living quarters were converted to include a secretaries office, waiting room and medical inspection room (the headmaster moved to neighbouring Brook House, which was purchased by The Skinners' Company). Founded by the Skinners Company, it was named after 16th century merchant Sir Andrew Judde, whose endowment helped fund the school. However it does not receive any specific funding for additional educational needs and there are no specialist facilities. [31] The Westminster boys were instructed to further evacuate to Exmouth, Devon in July 1944, but ended up fleeing back to London. [36] The current governing body consists of a chair and vice chair, ten foundation governors (elected by the Worshipful Company of Skinners), three parent governors, two Local Education Authority (LEA) governors, three staff governors, an education officer and clerk, education assistant, assistant clerk and the headmaster. The Judd School is located in Tonbridge and falls under the local authority of Kent. Shirts may be plain grey, blue or white. Training initially took place on the Tonbridge School rifle range. Students may also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. JW https://t.co/JNWJg5OvQS, Step in to Christmas at our virtual Fair https://t.co/yyceFrV5U9 now open until December 9th. Kent TN9 2PN. [58] Under Denis Rendall, the school experienced a strong growth in numbers;[37] in 1970, there were 463 pupils, increasing to 689 in 1978, and to 742 in 1986. [112] Sportsmen alumni include: professional rugby player Martin Purdy; former captain of the Kent County Cricket Club David Fulton; athlete Steven Fennell; and swimmer Xander Alari-Williams. After Starling's retirement in 2004, Robert Masters was appointed as his replacement and oversaw the school's transition to music and maths specialist status in 2004. After delays, it was completed in Easter 2017, entitled the "Ashton Building", and is currently in use. [63] In 2007, the school was ordered to pay compensation to two pupils after it was deemed that they did not receive fair appeals because of what the Local Government Ombudsman deemed "inappropriate links" between the appeals panel and the governors. [33] By the end of the war, 60 former pupils had lost their lives, and 48 were decorated. The school maxim is ‘Learn, Grow, Belong’ and this epitomises our approach in all we do. [65] The experiment was dropped soon after the First World War. [5] Soon after the First World War, in the wake of the Education Act 1918, the Burnham Scale of teachers salaries came into force and the school was forced to enter into negotiations with the Kent Education Committee to meet the increased expenditure; the Court of The Skinners' Company approved the school becoming grant earning in June 1919. [19] The house system was abolished in the 1980s,[59] but re-introduced in September 2008, with houses named after notable alumni. The school has no affiliation with a particular religious denomination, but religious education is given throughout the school, and boys may opt to take the subject as part of their GCSE course. Keep it up @ASCL_UK! Judd CCF. In the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to internal applicants, followed by external applicants in Local Authority Care. Financials. [45][46] More recent developments include the Atwell building - which houses Maths and Geography - and the Ashton building - which houses the school's new canteen as well as four Biology laboratories. In both cross country and athletics Judd competes nationally and internationally, winning competitions such as the National Schools' Cup in both sports at junior and intermediate level. Subsequently, a fee of one guinea was paid to those who attended meetings of the governing body, the first of which was held on 4 February 1920, at Skinners' Hall in London. [36] Parents are encouraged to contribute to The Judd School Development Fund, which raises money for future construction projects.[66]. Because the school is usually over-subscribed, priority is given to students in Local Authority Care in the first instance. [21] The governors provided £25 towards their initial expenses, and volunteers contributed haversacks, water bottles, dummy rifles and trips to summer camp. [92] The school's Combined Cadet Force currently comprises both an Army and a Royal Air Force Section with a total establishment strength of 120 cadets, who meet on Friday afternoons following a full school day. It was soon decided that there was a need for more "wholesome" surroundings, and it was generally accepted that south Tonbridge would be more suitable for the development of a new school. The Judd School is a highly academic state-funded school with traditional values. 01732 770880. [16] Although established on a tentative basis,[11] the school's early success led to its move to a larger, purpose-built site in south Tonbridge in 1896. The Judd School. 31/05/2011 15:35 Contingent Notice Board. Does The Judd School have a catchment area? [47] According to the school, as of 2010 the student body is made up of 935 students: 625 in the lower school and 310 in the sixth form, including about 60 girls. Contact. [111] There has been a new school building constructed, providing four new Biology labs and a new canteen to expand on the outdated old canteen in the main school building. [17] Previously headmaster of Ashford Grammar School,[17] Evans took up his new position at the conclusion of the autumn term. Tunbridge Wells Shop. block, which opened in May 1974, and the purchase of a neighbouring detached house, 10 Brook Street, by the Kent Education Committee. [46] Organised drama at the school began at the latest in 1929, with performances including Richard II and Julius Caesar. Annual Camp; News. Surname. Student's Details. Please find time to visit the school and experience it for yourself. Appointments can be amended via a link from the email confirmation - please ensure your email address is correct. The Judd School. Judd families, please can you spare a minute or two to complete the survey to let us know if you or any member of your family would be interested in purchasing Judd branded merchandise to raise money for the school? Tags. The Old Juddian Society, founded in 1890, enables former pupils to maintain contact with their alma mater. [23] In 1925, the school saw its first students enter the Oxbridge universities and changed its name to simply The Judd School. As the student body increased, a fourth house – Delta – was formed in 1917, for which the colour was yellow. [60], As of 2010, the lower school has an annual intake of around 125 boys at the beginning of Year Seven (aged 11). The Judd School in Kent has a slightly above average 1079 pupils. The Government has announced opens in a new window that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020, and has outlined accountability arrangements opens in a new window for 2020/21. The Judd School is a Voluntary Aided Grammar School for boys, with a significant number of girls in the sixth form, situated in Tonbridge, Kent. This boys only secondary school has 1,317 pupils, with a capacity of 1,261, aged from eleven up to eighteen, and the type of establishment is voluntary aided school. Full school league table information for The Judd School, Tonbridge. The Judd School is a special place to learn and grow, for students and for staff. Full details of the school's response to Covid can be found here. As mathematics is automatically included under a science specialism, the school selected English to join music under the first specialism. [100] In recent years Judd has found success in County Cup competitions at all age groups. The Judd School Catchment Area . The Judd School is a state funded secondary grammar school for boys with girls in the sixth form. [21] The following year, and according to Taylor (1988) "much to the Headmaster's distaste",[22] the first female teachers were appointed after the deaths of several male members of staff. [32] In a bombing raid that same year a rocket shell exploded in a neighbouring field, destroying more than 200 panes of glass and numerous doors and windows. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. [47] Following an "outstanding" result in a 2007 Ofsted inspection, the school was invited to become a High Performing Specialist School and in April 2008 was successful in attaining science specialism status. [101] In 2004, the school's cross country team became the first school in a decade to end the dominance of public schools Winchester College and St Albans School at the Knole run in Sevenoaks. [70] During his tenure, William Bryant attempted to extend admission to boarders and estimated the costs to be £50 per term (including fees), but the Board of Governors rejected the idea. There are 1019 students in the school aged 11 to 18; the lower school is all boys, but of 350 students aged 16–18 in the sixth form, up to 60 are girls. In September 2004, the school was designated a music and mathematics specialist school, which means it receives additional funding for those subjects. The Judd School is a special place to learn and grow, for students and staff. [46] The Atwell Building, formerly known as the "Maths-Geography Block", opened in 2009 after suffering delays after the original building contractor went out of business. Students receive two weeks off for Christmas and Easter, a six-week summer break, and three "half term" breaks. Spread the word to family and friends! [67] Established in the 1902 Education Act, students would receive a normal secondary education, before receiving two years training, splitting their time between a Pupil Teachers Centre and practical experience at elementary and secondary schools. [105] Positioned in a narrow street and originally designed for 20 boarders, traffic noise, awkward arrangement and low pitch of the classrooms and the distance of the school from its playing fields made the building far from ideal. [35][36], Francis Hillier Taylor, previously senior history master at The Skinners' School, was appointed as Morgan's successor at the end of the spring term in 1946, a position that attracted 321 applications. It became the first school in the country to be awarded the dual control of state funding and limited independence. He increased the number of female staff from zero to seven during his tenure,[43] and the student body grew from 463 to 746 during these years.[37]. The first prospectus promised "religious instruction in accordance with the principles of the Christian Faith" and the following subjects: reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, history, English (grammar, composition, and literature), Latin, at least one other foreign European language, mathematics, book-keeping, natural science, drawing, drill, and vocal music. There are more than 1100 students aged 11-18, of whom nearly all go on to University. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. [38] Taylor also introduced some major curriculum changes, including the introduction of new subjects such as rural biology and zoology. JW, As a Head that has proposed such a plan with majority support from parents, but not with sufficient support to take it forward regardless of Government intervention, I have certainly been told by the RSC, @RSC_SESL, that they wouldn't support such an idea. [70][71] Entry to the school was conditional upon a pupil passing an entrance exam, which would vary according to the age of the boy. [118], Voluntary aided grammar school in Tonbridge, Kent, England, Some sources spell the name "Judde": "[1887] Sir Andrew had by now lost the final "e" of his surname". Shirts must be worn with a tie, which varies according to the house in which the student is placed; green for Powell, blue for Lewin, purple for Hodge and red for Duke. Welcome to the Judd CCF Website. [24] Evans retired in 1928 and was replaced by Welshman Cecil Lloyd Morgan who beat 164 other applicants to a job which carried an annual salary of £650. [29][30] Initially, each school used the facilities three days per week, but Taylor (1988) notes that "imaginative timetables" enabled all Judd pupils to attend five days a week by the end of 1941. 01892 837202. The school maxim is ‘Learn, Grow, Belong’ and this epitomises our approach in all we do. [62] The lower school as it is today was first established by the "Five Year Plan" following a government inspection in 1933. Complete Uniform Guide. 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[47] A minimum of 40 offers per year will be made to external applicants; girls are admitted in Year Twelve (aged 16) and make up about 16 percent of the sixth form. Although morning assemblies take place and are Christian in nature, they are non-denominational. It was revealed that only one in 200 of its students was the son of a Tonbridge tradesman, as was required in its endowment. Accompanied by the construction of three hard tennis courts, it was opened by Sir Benjamin Brodie in 1958, but lacked adjoining changing rooms, washing facilities and office facilities for members of the physical education staff. The majority of students go on to higher education at the end of Year Thirteen.[47]. With gifts and treats from local businesses and a grand prize draw, there's something for everyone. This has caused some controversy in the Tonbridge community as the proposed development will be situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. [65] However, normal pupils above the age of 16 were not permitted until 1919; previously special permission from the governors was required to stay on beyond this age. [106] The headmaster's house was completed at the same time as the main school building, and had five bedrooms wired with electric bells, and a bathroom plumbed with hot and cold water. [117] Tom Greatrex MP and Shadow Scotland Office Minister, who represented the constituency of Rutherglen & Hamilton West, attended Judd between 1986 and 1993. [5] Tonbridge School was founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judd,[nb 1] who made a fortune in the Muscovy fur trade during the 16th century. [28], The outbreak of the Second World War on 3 September 1939 delayed the commencement of the Autumn Term until trenches could be dug at the school. All schools are legally obliged to maintain attendance record for its pupils. Yes, there is a catchment area with an Inner and Outer area of priority. Most combinations of subjects can be accommodated. The Judd School (often known simply as Judd) is a voluntary aided grammar school in Tonbridge, Kent, England. [76] At the turn of the 20th century, 15 subjects were taught and lessons lasted one hour; school began at nine, and the day included 15 minutes of hymns, prayers and roll calls. [102] The school cross country squad has an annual training camp in Lanzarote in December, which acts as both a reward for effort and a valuable warm-weather training camp in preparation for January's Knole Run. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Find out how The Judd School rates compared to other primary schools in Tonbridge and Malling with our school ratings. https://t.co/dHDQxZk9rW, Many thanks to all those who have already supported this year's JPA Virtual Christmas Fayre. [12] The funds were provided by a loan of £13,000 repaid over the next 20 years with income from the Judd Foundation (of which The Skinners' Company were trustees), which rapidly increased when the leases on the Sandhills Estate in London were renewed in 1906. [90][91], The school cadet corps, a national program now known as the Combined Cadet Force, was formed towards the end of 1917 and 120 cadets were recruited within a month. [40], As of 2010, the school follows the National Curriculum in Years 7–11 and offers a broad range of GCSEs (national exams taken by students aged 14–16) and A-levels (national exams taken by pupils aged 16–18). The Judd School (TJS) Brook Street Tonbridge Kent TN9 2PN. There are new pitches at Vizards that were officially completed in January 2017. As reported before, Head Boy John was one of four selected after a rigorous process to represent the UK in the 2020 International Biology O... Last week we were lucky enough to have training from Jackie Brookes @PeActive and all our PE staff and students thought the session was incredibly useful. [86], School clubs and societies include various language clubs, sport clubs, musical activities, politics and debating societies, a Voluntary Service Unit, Young Enterprise and many others. Headteacher: Mr Jonathan Wood Bsc Npqh. View Sitemap • High Visibility, Virtual careers talk - Engineering Consultancy, Virtual Higher Education Fair - Meet the Russell Group, Careers talk - Medical and Vet School entry. Email. In 1948 rural biology was added to the curriculum for the first time, for which the headmaster provided a plot of land to be used as a vegetable plot. [34] On 31 December 1944, The Judd School became the first in the country to be awarded the status of a voluntarily aided grammar school in new legislation brought in by the Butler Education Act, which meant it received state funding, but could continue to select pupils by ability. He stopped using it when he became Lord mayor of London-. [72], In 1944, The Butler Education Act confirmed The Judd School as a grammar school, at which time it applied for voluntarily aided status, which required it to abolish fees under the principle of universal free education. [27] Morgan continued as many of the Judd customs as long as he could, including the tradition of donating £20 per year to send a Barnardo boy to Australia or Canada. There are currently six houses, named after previous headmasters (excluding Robert Masters, the seventh headmaster); Morgan, Starling, Rendall, Byrant, Taylor, Evans. We sincerely hope you are proud of what you have achieved! This site is for Cadets. 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