Establishment Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

URN: 136583

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Address:
Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9AL
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Richard Billings
Phase of education:
Secondary
School type:
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Single-academy trust:
TOWERS SCHOOL ACADEMY TRUST
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 136583, DfE number: 886/4196
UKPRN: 10033255
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Non-selective
Telephone:
01233634171
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Diocese:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
1157
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 April 2011
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
16.7%
Date last changed / confirmed:
24 February 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jasmine Turner Appointed by academy members 4 September 2017 3 September 2021

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Caroline Ross Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2021 12 January 2025
Helene Robinson Elected by parents 13 January 2021 12 January 2025
Zachary Judge Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2021 12 January 2025
Richard Billings Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2014 1 January 2025
David Harris Appointed by academy members 17 December 2020 16 December 2024
Jacob Owade Appointed by academy members 17 December 2020 16 December 2024
Richmond Connor Appointed by GB/board 12 October 2020 11 October 2024
Mark Edwards Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2019 25 November 2023
Catherine Lee Elected by parents 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Lynn Western Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Jasmine Turner Appointed by academy members 4 September 2017 3 September 2021

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Christopher Liston Appointed by academy members 17 December 2000
Hestor Fenwick Appointed by academy members 17 December 2020
Joanne Flanagan Appointed by academy members 24 November 2016
Julie Cragg Appointed by academy members 4 September 2013
Mark Haskell Appointed by academy members 18 February 2014

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Richard Billings 1 January 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Clare Parker 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richmond Connor Trustee Elected by parents 13 October 2016 12 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
District:
Ashford
Ward:
Kennington
Parliamentary constituency:
Ashford
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
E10000016
Easting:
601709
Northing:
145611
Census ward:
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Ashford 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Ashford 003B

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