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)
Miss Angela Nicholls
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4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114559, DfE number: 845/3332
UKPRN: 10072462
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Admissions policy:
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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
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Not recorded
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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
Thomas Swann Elected by parents 21/07/2018 25/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Sharon Francis Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/06/2012 19/06/2037
Angela Nicholls Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2000 31/12/2024
Caroline Watkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/12/2019 18/12/2023
Ann Saunders Foundation/sponsor members 21/11/2019 20/11/2023
Stuart Fraser Foundation/sponsor members 21/11/2019 20/11/2023
Richard Hayes Elected by parents 04/01/2019 03/01/2023
Helen Denton Elected by school staff 05/09/2019 05/09/2022
Garry Saunders Appointed by LA 19/03/2018 18/03/2022
Guy Orridge Elected by parents 01/04/2017 22/07/2021
Peter Symes Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/06/2017 31/05/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Maggie Carroll Governor Appointed by LA 24/11/2018 22/07/2020
Trevor Harrison Governor Foundation/sponsor members 30/10/2018 20/12/2019
Joanna Langton Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/05/2017 13/11/2019
Tina Reed Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2015 06/10/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
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Urban/Rural Description:
Rural village
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wealden 002
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wealden 002B

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