Establishment Bower Grove School

URN: 119036

Foundation special school

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Fant Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8NL
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Lynn Salter
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 119036, DfE number: 886/7032
UKPRN: 10015127
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 19 September 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
1 December 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Alison White Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2014 31 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Lynn Salter Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 1 December 2025
Sue Wicks Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2020 10 December 2024
Denise Burgess Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2018 27 November 2022
Deanna Barrett Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 March 2018 20 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Howard Law Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 30 November 2016 29 November 2021
Jo Law Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 February 2019 16 October 2021
James Marshall Governor Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2019 26 September 2021
Maddy Jones Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 September 2017 19 September 2021
Kelly Ingram Governor Elected by school staff 3 July 2019 3 July 2021
Zenia Ford Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 28 June 2017 27 June 2021
Victoria Bagley Governor Appointed by GB/board 31 December 2018 12 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Maidstone 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Maidstone 008A
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