Establishment The North School

URN: 118832

Community school

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Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Anna Lawrence
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 118832, DfE number: 886/4246
UKPRN: 10017237
Establishment status
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 27 September 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 December 2021
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
26 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication
Type of resourced provision
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Liesl York Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2019 29 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Brown Appointed by GB/board 11 May 2021 10 May 2025
Thomas Hay Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Lyn Greenfield Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Neil Wickens Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2019 17 December 2023
Trevor Brenchley Appointed by LA 18 December 2019 17 December 2023
Rachel Gough Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Richard Phillips Elected by parents 18 December 2019 17 December 2022
Alan Barham Appointed by GB/board 21 March 2018 30 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Matthew Willerton Governor Elected by school staff 8 November 2018 7 November 2021
Jacqueline Spain Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 November 2017 15 July 2021
Helen Brown Governor Elected by parents 11 May 2018 10 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Ashford 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Ashford 005C
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Free school meals

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