Establishment The Robert Drake Primary School

URN: 137246

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Church Road, New Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 3HT
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Christine Redpath
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4 to 11
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URN: 137246, DfE number: 881/5243
UKPRN: 10034225
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
STEPHEN ASHLEY Appointed by GB/board 13/10/2017 31/08/2021


Name Appointed by From To
ELAINE FOSTER Appointed by GB/board 01/08/2011 30/04/2024
ANDREW SHORTEN Appointed by GB/board 30/01/2020 29/01/2024
STEPHEN JAMES MARRIS Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2019 19/03/2023
CLARE LOUISE BARRETT Elected by parents 28/02/2019 28/02/2023
STEPANIE GALL Appointed by GB/board 31/01/2019 30/01/2023
LEE MORTON Elected by parents 05/03/2018 04/03/2022
MICHAEL FORD Appointed by GB/board 01/08/2011 12/10/2021
PENNY COE Appointed by GB/board 01/08/2011 12/10/2021
JOHN JACKSON Appointed by GB/board 12/10/2017 11/10/2021
NATALIE JACKSON Elected by school staff 28/04/2017 27/04/2021
CHRISTINE REDPATH Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/08/2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
MICHAEL VAUGHAN Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2011
STEPHEN ASHLEY Appointed by GB/board 29/06/2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Christine Redpath 01/08/2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Christine Redpath 01/08/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
BILL DICK Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/08/2011 29/09/2019
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Castle Point
St Peter's
Parliamentary Constituency:
Castle Point
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Castle Point 002
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Castle Point 002D

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