Establishment The Forest School

URN: 126065

Community school

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Comptons Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5NT
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Mr Ian Straw
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 126065, DfE number: 938/4009
UKPRN: 10007930
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 March 2017)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Cliff Purvis Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 22/03/2013 21/03/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Wharton Elected by parents 13/06/2017 12/06/2021
Mark Sanderson Elected by school staff 20/05/2017 19/05/2021
Patricia Youtan Appointed by GB/board 06/04/2017 05/04/2021
Henry Timperley Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2017 04/02/2021
Jason Garbutt Elected by parents 08/03/2016 07/03/2020
Sally Kent Elected by parents 13/02/2016 12/02/2020
Leonard Crosbie Appointed by GB/board 04/02/2016 03/02/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Moore Governor Elected by parents 12/03/2015 11/03/2019
Barbara Boud Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/02/2015 05/02/2019
Julie Lawrence Governor Elected by parents 23/01/2015 22/01/2019
Christopher Scott Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2015 15/01/2019
Godfrey Newman Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2015 15/01/2019
Ian King Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2015 15/01/2019
Sue Perry Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2015 15/01/2019
Wiliam Foote Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2015 15/01/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Horsham 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Horsham 008B

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