Establishment The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School

URN: 125281

Voluntary aided school

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West Bank, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3DG
Local authority
Surrey (936)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jo Trimnell
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 125281, DfE number: 936/4765
UKPRN: 10006784
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 March 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Guildford
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
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Date last changed / confirmed
22 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
Peter Nevins Appointed by GB/board 15 September 2021 14 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Ben James Foley Appointed by GB/board 15 September 2021 14 September 2025
Ellen Elizabeth Walkinshaw Appointed by GB/board 15 September 2021 14 September 2025
Hazel Paige Appointed by LA 23 June 2021 22 June 2025
Cara Louise Chillingworth Elected by parents 1 April 2021 31 March 2025
Neil Milner Foundation/sponsor members 1 March 2021 1 March 2025
Clare Louise Harrison Elected by school staff 26 February 2021 25 February 2025
Helen Coulson Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 5 February 2021 4 February 2025
Peter Nevins Foundation/sponsor members 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Peter Bruinvells Foundation/sponsor members 1 December 2012 30 November 2024
Jo Trimnell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Virginia Green Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2020 1 September 2024

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Andrew Francis Governor Elected by parents 16 October 2017 15 October 2021
Kim Oakley Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 16 February 2021 31 August 2021
Kimberley Oakley Governor Foundation/sponsor members 14 October 2017 31 August 2021
Nicholas Anthony Barlett Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2017 25 June 2021
Hugh Parry Governor Foundation/sponsor members 23 May 2016 23 May 2021
Paul Fletcher Governor Elected by parents 16 June 2018 22 February 2021
Stuart Murray Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 6 February 2020 15 February 2021
Hannah Taylor Governor Elected by school staff 1 February 2017 31 January 2021
Neil Milner Governor Foundation/sponsor members 8 January 2021 9 January 2021
Deboroh Ilby Bunn Governor Foundation/sponsor members 8 January 2017 7 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Mole Valley
Dorking South
Parliamentary constituency
Mole Valley
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mole Valley 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mole Valley 010A
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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