Establishment The Astley Cooper School

URN: 117552

Community school

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St Agnell's Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 7HL
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mr Edward Gaynor
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 117552, DfE number: 919/4499
UKPRN: 10006587
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 June 2016)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has 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
Jason The Astley Cooper School Gulmohamed Elected by parents 24/02/2017 23/02/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Austin Janes Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2014 15/10/2022
Jason Lee Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2018 15/10/2022
Julie Beaman Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16/10/2018 15/10/2022
Jackie Moore Appointed by GB/board 03/10/2018 02/10/2022
Avis Catterall Appointed by GB/board 17/07/2018 16/07/2022
Rodney Tucker Appointed by GB/board 17/07/2018 16/07/2022
Erica Hodges Elected by school staff 26/09/2017 25/09/2021
Edward Gaynor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2011 30/07/2021
Mark Bagley Elected by parents 27/02/2017 26/02/2021
Kay Halker Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/03/2016 29/02/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Caroline Howard Governor Appointed by GB/board 30/05/2014 01/09/2018
Graham Cunningham Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2014 31/08/2018
Jason Gulmohamed Governor Elected by parents 27/02/2017 31/08/2018
Oliver Cochran Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 30/05/2014 31/08/2018
Kay Evans Governor Appointed by GB/board 17/06/2015 22/05/2018
Scott Martin Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2014 22/05/2018
Sybil Ofori-Darko Governor Elected by parents 29/01/2016 22/05/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Parliamentary Constituency:
Hemel Hempstead
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Dacorum 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Dacorum 007C

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