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Waterfront UTC
South Side Three Road, Chatham ME4 4FQ
Waterfront UTC is a non-selective free school. It has about 270 boys and girls aged between 14 and 19. In January 2023 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2019.
This school is a member of The Howard Academy Trust. (Other schools in this trust include The Howard School and The Abbey School.)
Particular strengths include Sixth form and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Attainment and Attendance.
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2.9Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School
3.0The Thomas Aveling School
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Sixth form: Excellent. Progress is poor. Destinations at 18 are excellent.
Destinations: About average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very high. Show details
Admissions: Below average. The occupancy rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is slightly out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is out of balance with the local community. Show details
Finances: Poor. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are about average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very high.
Progress: Poor. Progress up to the ages of 16 and 18 are both poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
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