Establishment Watford Grammar School for Boys

URN: 136276

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Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7JF
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mr Ian Cooksey
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11 to 18
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Watford Grammar School for Boys
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URN: 136276, DfE number: 919/5401
UKPRN: 10031379
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Stephen Nokes Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/11/2014 13/11/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Stephen Shannon Appointed by foundation/Trust 29/02/2020 01/03/2024
David Peter Holden Elected by parents 31/12/2019 01/01/2024
Anne Leik Watson Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/09/2019 03/09/2023
Christopher Geoffrey Dominic Sykesud Elected by school staff 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Jessica Sarah Callow Elected by school staff 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Carl Frank Rycroft Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/05/2019 20/05/2023
Thomas Jan Boyd Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/05/2019 15/05/2023
Stephanie Emma Rodgers Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
Andrew William Speirs Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/09/2018 05/09/2022
Milan Bavisi Elected by parents 06/09/2018 05/09/2022
Rajesh Dawda Elected by parents 06/09/2018 05/09/2022
Sameena Riaz Elected by school staff 06/09/2018 05/09/2022
Stuart Hart Elected by parents 06/09/2018 05/09/2022
David Alastair Ritchie Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/09/2018 04/09/2022
Antony William Rindl Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 12/02/2013 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Sylvia Chong-Tai Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2018
Timothy William Cosgrove Appointed by foundation/Trust 30/09/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Ian Cooksey 01/09/2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Kevin Thorold 01/09/2007 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Terence John Sweeney Trustee Elected by parents 06/09/2018 22/01/2020
Christopher Brearley Member Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 28/09/2015 29/09/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
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Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Watford 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Watford 008A

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