Establishment Watford Grammar School for Girls

URN: 136289

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Lady's Close, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0AE
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Miss Sylvia Tai
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11 to 18
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URN: 136289, DfE number: 919/5403
UKPRN: 10031380
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Church of England
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No boarders
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Fiona Shore Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/09/2018 06/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Camilla Woods Appointed by foundation/Trust 28/05/2020 29/05/2024
Shilpa Shah Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2019 31/12/2023
Kerry King Elected by school staff 03/10/2019 02/10/2023
James Hughes Foundation/sponsor members 25/03/2019 24/03/2023
Harvey Spencer Griffiths Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/03/2019 17/03/2023
Sharmin Pirbhai Elected by parents 19/11/2018 18/11/2022
Jane Willis Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/09/2018 14/09/2022
Stephen Johnson Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/09/2018 14/09/2022
Nicholas John Moorhouse Appointed by foundation/Trust 18/09/2017 17/09/2021
Mary Patricia Meerabux Elected by school staff 06/03/2017 05/03/2021
Michael Duncan Lewis MBE Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/03/2017 01/03/2021
Akintomide Idowu Oyesola Elected by parents 27/02/2017 28/02/2021
Prakash Jani Elected by parents 01/03/2017 28/02/2021
Zia Al Rehman Elected by parents 27/02/2017 28/02/2021
Clare Kirwan Elected by school staff 19/02/2017 18/02/2021
Russell Deane Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 18/02/2013 18/02/2021
Sylvia Chong-Tai Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 Not recorded
Tony Rindl Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 28/03/2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Fiona Shore Original (signatory) members 07/09/2018
Ian Cooksey Appointed by academy members 01/09/2015
John Holman Original (signatory) members 01/09/2010
Percy McCloskey Original (signatory) members 01/09/2010
Tim Cosgrove Appointed by foundation/Trust 30/09/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Sylvia Chong-Tai 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Philip Beasley 23/09/2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christopher Brearley Member Appointed by academy members 01/09/2012 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 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Watford 009D

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