Establishment Abel Smith School

URN: 117111

Community school

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Churchfields, Greencoates, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AE
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Daniel Hewitt
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 117111, DfE number: 919/2050
UKPRN: 10069559
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 November 2013)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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
Date last changed / confirmed
21 January 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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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
Catherine Kay Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2012 1 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Read Elected by parents 23 October 2019 22 October 2023
Anna Cockley Elected by school staff 2 September 2019 1 September 2023
Bob Deering Appointed by GB/board 15 December 2018 14 December 2022
Paul Williams Elected by parents 15 December 2018 14 December 2022
Nick Sheffield Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2018 30 November 2022
Maddie Waller Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Sarah Malawana Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2018 12 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nick McMahon Governor Elected by parents 4 October 2016 3 October 2020
Simon Tilbury Governor Elected by parents 28 January 2015 17 July 2020
Adrian Barkey Governor Appointed by GB/board 2 June 2016 1 July 2020
Katy Kay Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2016 1 July 2020
Katy Kay Governor Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2016 1 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
East Hertfordshire
Hertford Castle
Parliamentary constituency
Hertford and Stortford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Hertfordshire 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Hertfordshire 017C

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