Establishment The Craylands School

URN: 132764

Community school

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Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LP
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Kris Hiscock
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 132764, DfE number: 886/2689
UKPRN: 10074200
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 25 September 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2003
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
2 June 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Linda Cowey Elected by parents 11 July 2018 20 October 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Luke Hunter Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2021 19 April 2025
Marian Benford Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2021 19 April 2025
Precious Ikem Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2021 19 April 2025
Rudo Manyemba Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2021 19 April 2025
Kelly Chandler Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2021 23 January 2025
Helen Sams Elected by parents 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Stephen Bonner Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2019 14 October 2023
Anne Scarborough Elected by school staff 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Sarah Beighton Elected by parents 20 October 2017 20 October 2021
Kris Hiscock Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 May 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kelly Chandler Governor Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2017 23 January 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Dartford 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Dartford 004D

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