The Abbey School

URN: 137154

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London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Dr Rowland Speller
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
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URN: 137154, DfE number: 886/4242
UKPRN: 10034845
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 February 2017)
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Religious character:
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Resource Provision
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Caroline Clarkstone Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2018 31/08/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Donna Margaret Cory Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2017 31/08/2022
Patricia Elizabeth Mayoh Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2017 31/08/2022
Paul Edward Hawkins Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2018 31/08/2022
Rowland Speller Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Susan Lesley Keeling Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2017 31/08/2022
Jennifer Anne Landsberg Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2016 30/06/2022
Wendy Elizabeth Gregory Appointed by GB/board 05/12/2016 30/06/2022
Caroline Clarkstone N/A 01/08/2011 Not recorded
Christopher Bennett N/A 11/12/2014 Not recorded
Mary Rehal N/A 02/07/2015 Not recorded
Richard Clarke N/A 08/10/2015 Not recorded
Trevor Martin N/A 01/08/2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Anna Harris Original (signatory) members 01/08/2011
Graham Wilby Appointed by academy members 28/09/2018
Patricia Wright Appointed by academy members 22/09/2016

Accounting officer

Name From To
Rowland Speller 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Name From To
Kevin Dickens 01/08/2011 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael Sanders Dark Trustee Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2017 25/09/2018
Philip Howes Trustee N/A 16/09/2014 25/09/2018
Catrin Mair Woodend Trustee Appointed by academy members 01/08/2011 31/08/2018
Catrin Woodend Accounting officer N/A 01/08/2011 31/08/2018
Graham Wilby Trustee N/A 01/08/2011 07/12/2017
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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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Swale 014
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Swale 014E

Age range

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