Establishment Bidborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 118598

Voluntary controlled school

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Spring Lane, Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0UE
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Julie Burton
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 118598, DfE number: 886/3023
UKPRN: 10070333
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 July 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Rochester
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
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
4 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Robert Masters Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2020 21 November 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Tara Kwak Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 September 2021 10 September 2025
David White Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 27 May 2021 26 May 2025
David Marshall Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Amanda Harris Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 8 September 2020 7 September 2024
David Gutteridge Elected by parents 24 January 2019 23 January 2023
Claire Rorke Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 November 2018 4 November 2022
Adam Carrick Elected by school staff 12 October 2018 11 October 2022
Glenn Miller Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Julie Burton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 April 2015 Not recorded
Stephen Hills Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 February 2002 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Charles Plant Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2020 1 September 2021
David White Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2017 17 May 2021
Mark John Huntley Governor Elected by parents 1 November 2016 31 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tunbridge Wells
Speldhurst and Bidborough
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 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 006E
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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