Establishment Bethersden Primary School

URN: 118372

Community school

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School Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AH
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Stuart Gawthorpe
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 118372, DfE number: 886/2278
UKPRN: 10073334
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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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
16 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Jennifer Read Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2019 12 July 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Erin Hogben Elected by parents 9 June 2021 8 June 2025
Michael Rose Appointed by GB/board 19 May 2021 18 May 2025
Elizabeth Wearmouth Appointed by GB/board 20 January 2021 19 January 2025
Martha Louise Rutherford Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Samantha Buckman Appointed by GB/board 19 January 2010 18 January 2024
Kate Kirk Appointed by GB/board 28 February 2019 27 February 2023
Robert Lovett Clark Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2019 24 January 2023
Keith Brannan Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Stuart Paul Gawthorpe Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Justine Williams Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 19 May 2021
Coleen Hemmings Governor Appointed by GB/board 28 February 2019 11 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Weald Central
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Ashford 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Ashford 012B
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