Establishment Highsted Grammar School

URN: 136305

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Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PT
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Anne Kelly
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136305, DfE number: 886/4080
UKPRN: 10031571
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Religious character
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No boarders
Nursery provision
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Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 October 2010
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
23 March 2021
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Peter Statham Appointed by academy members 17 September 2018 30 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Toby James Barker Elected by parents 11 December 2019 10 December 2023
Nader Sabouni Appointed by academy members 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Sarah Rosina Drury Appointed by academy members 28 September 2019 27 September 2023
Miranda Black Appointed by academy members 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Adedamola Adeyinka-Akinsoyinu Elected by parents 26 January 2019 25 January 2023
Louise Claire Umbers Appointed by academy members 1 December 2018 30 November 2022
Gerry Lewin Appointed by academy members 17 September 2018 30 September 2022
Neil Sidney Hancock Original (signatory) members 17 September 2018 30 September 2022
Anne Kelly Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Neil Hancock Appointed by academy members 16 August 2010
Peter Statham Original (signatory) members 16 August 2010
Robert Jepson Appointed by academy members 13 September 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Anne Kelly 13 February 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Silvia Papana 12 September 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Trevor Jepson Trustee Appointed by academy members 17 September 2018 9 March 2021
Stephen Hatch Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018 29 September 2020
Hugh Robinson Chief financial officer N/A 18 September 2017 11 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swale 013
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swale 013A

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