Establishment Bodsham Church of England Primary School

URN: 118673

Voluntary controlled school

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School Hill, Bodsham, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5JQ
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Paul Newton
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 118673, DfE number: 886/3146
UKPRN: 10069100
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 1 July 2008)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Canterbury
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
Date last changed / confirmed
4 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
Leigh Cavanagh Appointed by GB/board 2 September 2018 6 July 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Donna Edwards Elected by parents 30 November 2020 1 December 2024
Elizabeth Chapman Appointed by LA 30 November 2020 1 December 2024
Emily Clements Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 November 2020 1 December 2024
Berkeley Hill Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
Penny Marsh Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 November 2019 15 November 2023
Martin Thomas Elected by school staff 18 March 2019 18 March 2023
Lydia Hibbert Elected by parents 28 January 2019 28 January 2023
Lorraine Lawrence Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016 31 July 2021
Barry Knott Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 13 July 2020 Not recorded
Paul Newton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded
Roz Bacon Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 3 August 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lorraine Lawrence Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2016 1 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Folkestone and Hythe
North Downs West
Parliamentary constituency
Folkestone and Hythe
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Shepway 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Shepway 001C

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