Establishment Laddingford St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 118637

Voluntary controlled school

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Darman Lane, Laddingford, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6BL
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Gemma Hitch
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 118637, DfE number: 886/3091
UKPRN: 10069110
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 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
7 June 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Cheryl Johnson Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2020 23 March 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Wariara Waireri Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 May 2021 10 May 2025
Amy Yates Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Becky Leach Appointed by GB/board 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Nicholas Hillman Foundation/sponsor members 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Ian Harrison Appointed by LA 10 November 2020 9 November 2024
Jason Bryant Appointed by GB/board 10 November 2020 9 November 2024
Lorna Lloyd Elected by school staff 14 May 2020 13 May 2024
Kate Owbridge Foundation/sponsor members 19 March 2019 18 March 2023
Sharon Waterman Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2019 18 March 2023
Gemma Marie Hitch Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2016 Not recorded
Paul Kish Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 16 November 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nicholas Hillman Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 February 2017 19 February 2021
Amy Yates Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2017 1 January 2021
Ian Harrison Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29 November 2016 28 November 2020
Paul Kish Governor Foundation/sponsor members 19 November 2016 19 November 2020
Sue Hunt Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 31 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Marden and Yalding
Parliamentary constituency
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Maidstone 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Maidstone 018B

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