Establishment Groombridge St Thomas' Church of England Primary School

URN: 114559

Voluntary aided school

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Corseley Road, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9SF
Local authority
East Sussex (845)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Angela Nicholls
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 114559, DfE number: 845/3332
UKPRN: 10072462
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 May 2009)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Chichester
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
23 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sharon Francis Appointed by GB/board 24 February 2021 23 July 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Sharon Francis Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 June 2012 19 June 2037
Angela Nicholls Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2000 31 December 2024
Caroline Watkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 December 2019 18 December 2023
Ann Saunders Foundation/sponsor members 21 November 2019 20 November 2023
Richard Hayes Elected by parents 4 January 2019 3 January 2023
Thomas Swann Elected by parents 26 September 2020 25 September 2022
Helen Denton Elected by school staff 5 September 2019 5 September 2022
Guy Orridge Elected by parents 1 April 2017 22 July 2021
Peter Symes Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 June 2017 31 May 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Garry Saunders Chair of governors Appointed by LA 19 March 2018 23 February 2021
Garry Saunders Governor Appointed by LA 19 March 2018 21 February 2021
Stuart Fraser Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 26 September 2020 19 January 2021
Stuart Fraser Governor Foundation/sponsor members 21 November 2019 25 September 2020
Thomas Swann Chair of governors Elected by parents 21 July 2018 25 September 2020
Maggie Carroll Governor Appointed by LA 24 November 2018 22 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wealden 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wealden 002B

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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