Establishment Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

URN: 136603

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Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mr Jon Sparke
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
The Tenax Schools Trust
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URN: 136603, DfE number: 886/5464
UKPRN: 10033233
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 28 June 2012)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Rochester
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
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Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Simon Curtis Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023

Local governors

Local governors
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Bryan Knapp Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 11/11/2019 10/11/2022
Sara Barker Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17/10/2019 16/10/2022
Adrian Dottridge Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/10/2019 15/10/2022
Peter Town Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/10/2019 30/09/2022
Brenda Holden Not recorded Elected by parents 21/12/2018 20/12/2021
Ben Turner-Moore Not recorded Elected by parents 19/12/2018 18/12/2021
Joanna Langton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2018 05/12/2021
James Shaw-Hamilton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2020
Jon Sparke Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
William English Local governor Appointed by GB/board 13/02/2017 04/06/2020
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Tunbridge Wells
St John's
Parliamentary Constituency:
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 007D

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