Establishment The Abbey School

URN: 137154

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London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Dr Rowland Speller
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11 to 19
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URN: 137154, DfE number: 886/4242
UKPRN: 10034845
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Good (Last inspection: 21 February 2017)
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Has a sixth form
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ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Caroline Clarkstone Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2018 30/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Baxter Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2020 31/03/2024
Joseph Speed Appointed by GB/board 26/03/2020 25/03/2024
Jennifer Anne Landsberg Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2016 21/03/2024
Rachel Fletcher Appointed by academy members 05/12/2019 05/12/2023
Trevor Martin Appointed by academy members 01/08/2011 30/09/2023
Mary Rehal Appointed by GB/board 02/07/2015 01/07/2023
David Louis Shemoon Appointed by academy members 06/12/2018 06/12/2022
Kevin Thomas Warnock Appointed by academy members 06/12/2018 06/12/2022
Lesley Jane Brooman Appointed by academy members 06/12/2018 06/12/2022
Neil Raymond Levitt Appointed by academy members 06/12/2018 06/12/2022
Caroline Clarkstone Appointed by academy members 01/08/2011 30/09/2022
Rowland Speller Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Susan Lesley Keeling Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2017 28/06/2021


Name Appointed by From
Anna Harris Original (signatory) members 01/08/2011
Caroline Clarkstone Appointed by academy members 23/03/2018
Daniel Corcoran Appointed by academy members 30/01/2020
Graham Wilby Appointed by academy members 28/09/2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Rowland Speller 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Kevin Dickens 01/08/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Clarke Trustee Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2015 07/10/2019
Donna Margaret Cory Trustee Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2017 19/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Faversham and Mid Kent
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Swale 014
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Swale 014E

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