Establishment Mersham Primary School

URN: 118377

Foundation school

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Church Road, Mersham, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6NU
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Cheryl Chalkley
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 118377, DfE number: 886/2285
UKPRN: 10073109
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 September 2016)
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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
8 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Lesley Caldwell Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2020 16 March 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Natalie Elliott Elected by school staff 27 September 2021 27 September 2025
Rachel Walsh Elected by parents 17 July 2021 17 July 2025
Sian Adams Elected by parents 17 July 2021 17 July 2025
Laurence Stock Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 January 2021 31 January 2025
Charlotte Francis-Finch Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2020 16 March 2024
James Senior Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 March 2020 16 March 2024
Sarah Dove Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17 September 2018 16 September 2022
Cheryl Chalkley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Barnaby Neville Fitzgerald O'Kelly Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 15 October 2018 1 July 2021
Richard Lavender Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 May 2017 22 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Mersham, Sevington South with Finberry
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Ashford 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Ashford 010D
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