Establishment Hurstmere School

URN: 137368

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Single-academy trust: HURSTMERE SCHOOL

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Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9AW
Local authority
Bexley (303)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Lynn Bennett
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137368, DfE number: 303/5404
UKPRN: 10035087
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 19 September 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
22 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Eleanor Allen Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Powers Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2020 11 March 2024
James Beament Elected by school staff 2 December 2019 1 December 2023
David Chatt Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Eleanor Allen Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Nicky Osborne Elected by parents 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Paul Walker Elected by parents 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Thomas Baston Elected by school staff 25 April 2018 24 April 2022


Name Appointed by From
David Chatt Appointed by academy members 16 December 2019
Eleanor Allen Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016
Hugh Douglas Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2011
Rob Pavey Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Lynn Bennett 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Lisa Ebers 1 October 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Paul Bland Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 24 September 2021
Eleanor Allen Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2021
Mark Leech Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2021
Carol Bonner Trustee Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2019 21 June 2021
James Baker Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 17 June 2021
Peter Bleksley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 9 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
Blendon & Penhill
Parliamentary constituency
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bexley 024
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bexley 024E
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