Establishment Bishops Down Primary School

URN: 118468

Community school

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Rydal Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SU
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Clare Owen
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 118468, DfE number: 886/2490
UKPRN: 10077232
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 21 February 2017)
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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
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
9 June 2021
Type of SEN provision
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
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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
Gillian Shankland Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2017 23 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ibrahim Khan-Ghauri Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 October 2020 22 November 2024
Becca Warr Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Catherine Hawkes Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Freya Melkonian Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Harry Partridge Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Clare Owen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 April 2015 19 April 2023
Charles Bailey Elected by parents 25 January 2019 24 January 2023
Deborah Holliday Elected by school staff 12 October 2018 11 October 2022
John Burke Elected by parents 27 September 2018 26 September 2022
William Palmer Elected by parents 27 September 2018 26 September 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Simon Wyke Governor Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2015 20 September 2020
David Adams Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2016 10 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tunbridge Wells
Parliamentary constituency
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007B

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