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Schools and colleges
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Around half of all Medway schools admit children from the age of
three years into the Foundation Stage and provide nursery education for
three and four year-olds. In addition, a further 120
independent nurseries and pre-schools are registered providers of
part-time nursery education for three and four year-olds.
There are 77 primary
schools, consisting of:
- infant schools (ages four to seven years);
- junior schools (ages seven to 11 years);
- primary schools (ages four to 11 years).
You can see all of Medway's
secondary schools here. Within the Hoo Peninsula, a two-tier
comprehensive admission system operates and at the age of 11,
children transfer to the Hundred of Hoo Comprehensive School
Within the rest of Medway, a selective admission system
operates, consisting mainly of grammar and high schools. Admission
to the grammar schools is based on an assessment of children during
their final year at primary school.
Special schools and units
Medway has four special schools:
- Abbey Court, for four to 18-year-olds with severe learning
- Danecourt, for four to 11-year-olds with moderate or complex
- Bradfields, for 11 to 19-year-olds with moderate or complex
- Rivermead, on the school site for 11-16 year olds with complex
emotional needs and other vulnerabilities including medical. Runs
the medical tuition service and has a supported post 16 provision
run in parternship with the college.
Four secondary schools and 12 primary schools have special units
which cater for a variety of special educational needs. Medway also
has three pupil referral units and a unit for hospital