Establishment Valence School

URN: 119032

Foundation special school

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Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mr Roland Gooding
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 119032, DfE number: 886/7021
UKPRN: 10016090
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 04 December 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Boarding school
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Brian Davies Appointed by GB/board 11/09/2018 11/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Cary Long Appointed by GB/board 17/03/2020 16/03/2024
Oonagh Theresa Wood Appointed by GB/board 17/03/2020 16/03/2024
Laura Christel Snelling Elected by parents 28/04/2019 28/04/2023
Mark Andrew Roberts Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2019 01/01/2023
Grahame Ward Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2014 11/09/2022
Wendy Fallon Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2018 02/09/2022
Paul Myers Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2018 01/09/2022
Jessica Carroll Elected by parents 19/02/2018 18/02/2022
Roland John Gooding Appointed by GB/board 01/09/1992 01/09/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jim Donohoe Governor Elected by school staff 26/04/2016 01/04/2020
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Westerham and Crockham Hill
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sevenoaks 013
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sevenoaks 013C

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Free school meals

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