Maidstone Grammar School

URN: 118835

Foundation school

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Barton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7BT
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mr Mark Tomkins
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11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 118835, DfE number: 886/4522
UKPRN: 10004156
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 27 September 2013)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Mark Rolfe Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2014 25/11/2018


Name Appointed by From To
Mark Tomkins Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 31/08/2022
Simon Hulme Appointed by GB/board 14/11/2017 13/11/2021
Paul Graham Smith Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Norma Margaret Lynch Appointed by GB/board 27/09/2016 26/09/2020
Pauline Elizabeth Coppard Elected by parents 29/04/2016 28/04/2020
Carlos Zaccarini Elected by school staff 16/11/2015 15/11/2019
John Edward Hoadly Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2014 25/11/2018
Lindsey Evans Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2014 25/11/2018
Paul Burbidge Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2014 25/11/2018

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Mike Bor Governor Elected by parents 13/11/2014 12/11/2018
Nicky Wheeler Governor Elected by parents 13/11/2014 12/11/2018
Stephen Beck Governor Elected by parents 13/11/2014 12/11/2018
John Clayton Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2014 31/08/2018
Malcolm Frank Greer Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 15/05/2017 14/05/2018
Linda Margaret Glenister Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 07/02/2014 06/02/2018
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
High Street
Parliamentary Constituency:
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Maidstone 010
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Maidstone 010A

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School capacity

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