Establishment Abel Smith School

URN: 117111

Community school

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Churchfields, Greencoates, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AE
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mr Daniel Hewitt
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 117111, DfE number: 919/2050
UKPRN: 10069559
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 November 2013)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Katy Kay Appointed by GB/board 02/07/2016 01/07/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Read Elected by parents 23/10/2019 22/10/2023
Anna Cockley Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2019 01/09/2023
Simon Tilbury Elected by parents 28/01/2015 05/03/2023
Bob Deering Appointed by GB/board 15/12/2018 14/12/2022
Paul Williams Elected by parents 15/12/2018 14/12/2022
Nick Sheffield Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2018 30/11/2022
Maddie Waller Appointed by GB/board 10/10/2018 09/10/2022
Sarah Malawana Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2018 12/03/2022
Nick McMahon Elected by parents 04/10/2016 03/10/2020
Adrian Barkey Appointed by GB/board 02/06/2016 01/07/2020
Katy Kay Appointed by GB/board 02/07/2016 01/07/2020
John Palfreyman Appointed by GB/board 29/02/2016 28/02/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gillian Langan Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2013 31/12/2019
Hassan Khalil Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 05/09/2017 01/09/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
East Hertfordshire
Hertford Castle
Parliamentary Constituency:
Hertford and Stortford
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
East Hertfordshire 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
East Hertfordshire 017C

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