Establishment The Discovery School

URN: 134057

Community school

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Discovery Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Tina Gobell
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 134057, DfE number: 886/2065
UKPRN: 10074152
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 November 2008)
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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
22 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Annabel Cornall Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2021 23 May 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Roland Parrott Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 1 February 2025
June Rose Budd Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 19 October 2024
Catriona Stringer Appointed by GB/board 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
David Waller Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 November 2018 7 November 2022
Louise Connelly Elected by parents 7 November 2018 7 November 2022
Tina Ivanov Elected by parents 12 September 2018 12 September 2022
Kelly Dey Elected by school staff 11 July 2018 11 July 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Michelle Dewhurst Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 24 May 2021
Tony Steele Governor Appointed by GB/board 12 September 2018 29 March 2021
Susan Lyons Governor Appointed by GB/board 12 September 2018 13 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tonbridge and Malling
Kings Hill
Parliamentary constituency
Tonbridge and Malling
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tonbridge and Malling 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tonbridge and Malling 007G

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