Establishment Ditchling (St Margaret's) Church of England Primary School

URN: 114500

Voluntary controlled school

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Lewes Road, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8TU
Local authority:
East Sussex (845)
Mrs Susan Thompson
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114500, DfE number: 845/3019
UKPRN: 10073781
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 06 December 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Chichester
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Darren Carpenter Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2019 28/11/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Vickie Harries Elected by parents 08/11/2019 07/11/2023
Nigel Porter Foundation/sponsor members 25/03/2019 24/03/2023
Jennie Fellows Appointed by GB/board 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Susan Marshall Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 30/08/2022
John Herbert Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2017 31/12/2021
Dave Orpin Elected by school staff 11/11/2016 10/11/2020
Aisha Dickson Appointed by GB/board 02/10/2019 01/10/2020
Tom Wakeford Elected by parents 01/10/2019 22/09/2020
David Wallis Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/06/2007 01/09/2020
Susan Thompson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2016 01/09/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Darren Carpenter Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2019 28/01/2020
Darren Carpenter Governor Appointed by GB/board 29/01/2016 30/09/2019
Tom Wakeford Chair of governors Elected by parents 02/10/2018 30/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Ditchling & Westmeston
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Lewes 002
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Lewes 002B

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School capacity

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