Establishment The Abbey School

URN: 137154

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London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Rowland Speller
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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:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
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Reason establishment opened:
1 August 2011
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
18 February 2021
Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Trevor Martin Appointed by academy members 17 September 2020 30 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Lesley Temple Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2020 2 December 2024
Matthew Baxter Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2020 31 March 2024
Joseph Speed Appointed by GB/board 26 March 2020 25 March 2024
Jennifer Anne Landsberg Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2016 21 March 2024
Rachel Fletcher Appointed by academy members 5 December 2019 5 December 2023
Mary Rehal Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2015 1 July 2023
David Louis Shemoon Appointed by academy members 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Kevin Thomas Warnock Appointed by academy members 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Lesley Jane Brooman Appointed by academy members 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Neil Raymond Levitt Appointed by academy members 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Rowland Speller Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Susan Lesley Keeling Appointed by GB/board 29 June 2017 28 June 2021


Name Appointed by From
Anna Harris Original (signatory) members 1 August 2011
Caroline Clarkstone Appointed by academy members 23 March 2018
Daniel Corcoran Appointed by academy members 30 January 2020
Graham Wilby Appointed by academy members 28 September 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Rowland Speller 1 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Kevin Dickens 1 August 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Caroline Clarkstone Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2018 16 September 2020
Caroline Clarkstone Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 August 2011 16 September 2020
Trevor Martin Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 August 2011 16 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Parliamentary constituency:
Faversham and Mid Kent
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Swale 014
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Swale 014E

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