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Mascalls School
Maidstone Road
Paddock Wood
TN12 6LT

Tel: 01892 835366
Fax: 01892 835648


If you wish to make an enquiry that relates to a child already attending Mascalls, please contact the child's Learning Community Office in the first instance, because this is a lot quicker than going through the main switchboard. The relevant email addresses and direct line phone numbers can be found by following the link to Learning Communities which you will find on the menu to the right.


Mascalls is an 11-18 fully comprehensive day school with a large Sixth Form. It has a maximum annual intake of 240 boys and girls and is over-subscribed. Courses of study are provided according to individual needs for the GCSE examination and at GCE A Level, A/S Level and GNVQ (Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced) leading to admission to Universities, including Oxbridge or specialist professional training.

Students are admitted in accordance with the Governing Body's publicised Admissions Procedure. Details and dates for the procedure are published annually.

Mascalls is normally the nearest appropriate school for pupils of all abilities living in Brenchley, Matfield, Capel, Five Oak Green, East Peckham, Horsmonden, Lamberhurst, Yalding and Paddock Wood.

Parents living in these areas whose children attend either their local County primary school or independent schools and who wish to apply for a place at Mascalls should contact Pupils in other areas may also seek admission to the school.

Attention is drawn to the County Council's arrangements for help with travel. Offers of places will be sent to a maximum of 240 applicants. In recent years the average number of applications has been in excess of this figure.


If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

Our safeguarding personnel (as of September 2015) are as follows:

  • DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead - John Vennart (01892 839031)
  • Deputy Child Protection Coordinator - Sally Ley (01892 831478)
  • Child Looked After Coordinator - Jenny Young/Sally Ley (01892 831478)
  • E-Safety Coordinator - Leigh Tullet (01892 839785)
  • Person responsible for children with medical conditions -Sally Simmons (O1892 839045)

Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.

Spot Abuse

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them,or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.

Take Responsibility

Don't assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child's life. If you are worried, report it.

Tell someone!

Please contact Specialist Children's Services or the Police immediately:

Kent Central Duty Team
Telephone: 03000 411111
Fax: 03000 412345

Emergency Out of Hours
Telephone: 03000 411111
Fax: 03000 412345

Kent Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit:
Tel: 01622 690 690

If you need to advise us of a child or young person moving into Kent from another area, please contact the Safeguarding Unit on:
Tel: 01622 694157


Mascalls has a complete set of policies covering every aspect of school life. If you would like to see a policy, please contact the school office who should be able to assist you.

Disability Policy
Behaviour Policy
Admission Arrangements Policy for Year 7 Entry 2016
Child Protection Policy
Anti-bullying Policy
Complaints Procedure
Equality Policy
Attendance Policy

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