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
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 118372, DfE number: 886/2278
UKPRN: 10073334
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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
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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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 29/11/2019 12/07/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Samantha Buckman Appointed by GB/board 19/01/2010 18/01/2024
Justine Williams Appointed by GB/board 23/05/2019 22/05/2023
Coleen Hemmings Appointed by GB/board 28/02/2019 27/02/2023
Kate Kirk Appointed by GB/board 28/02/2019 27/02/2023
Robert Lovett Clark Appointed by GB/board 25/01/2019 24/01/2023
Keith Brannan Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2018 05/12/2022
Sally Carysforth Appointed by GB/board 14/03/2019 13/03/2022
Stuart Gawthorpe Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jennifer Read Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2017 28/11/2019
Samantha Buckman Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 20/01/2016 28/11/2019
Gemma Foley Governor Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2015 27/11/2019
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
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Ashford 012
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Ashford 012B

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Free school meals

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