Establishment Oaklands School

URN: 118437

Community school

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Weedswood Road, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0QS
Local authority:
Medway (887)
Mr Barry Symons
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3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
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URN: 118437, DfE number: 887/2433
UKPRN: 10076226
Establishment status:
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 February 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Veen Rama Appointed by GB/board 20/10/2016 19/10/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Christie Ransom Elected by parents 22/01/2020 23/01/2024
Levi Akehurst Elected by school staff 12/09/2018 11/09/2022
Rosemary Taylor Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2018 11/09/2022
Emma Miller Appointed by GB/board 17/01/2018 16/01/2022
Shenda West Appointed by GB/board 17/01/2018 16/01/2022
Daniel Moore Appointed by GB/board 20/09/2017 19/09/2021
Adrian Gulvin Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2016 30/12/2020
Nikki Ashby Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19/09/2016 20/09/2020
Barry Symons Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/05/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dennis Alexander McFarlane Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19/09/2016 01/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Chatham and Aylesford
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Medway 033
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Medway 033D

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