Establishment Cranbrook School

URN: 137739

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Waterloo Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3JD
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Dr John Weeds
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11 to 18
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URN: 137739, DfE number: 886/5416
UKPRN: 10035657
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 29 April 2015)
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
William Gordon Young Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2019 31/12/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Philip Thompson Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2011 30/11/2022
Christine Newman Elected by school staff 30/09/2017 29/09/2021
Peter Rogers Elected by school staff 30/09/2017 29/09/2021
David Leckie Elected by parents 01/01/2016 31/12/2020
Richard Vinton Elected by parents 01/01/2016 31/12/2020
Wendy Young Min Elected by parents 01/01/2016 31/12/2020
Colin Lally Elected by school staff 01/12/2015 30/11/2020
Andrew Cragg Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2011 30/11/2019
William Gordon Young Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2015 30/11/2019
Ann Pollington Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 Not recorded
John Weeds Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Andrew Cragg Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2011
James Peace Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 01/04/2014
Jennifer Danczak Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/04/2013
Philip Thompson Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
John Weeds 01/09/2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Karen Teresa Radford 01/12/2002 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
James Peace Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2014 31/12/2018
Paul Draycott Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 26/03/2015 31/12/2018
Elizabeth Prentis Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/08/2015 31/07/2018
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Tunbridge Wells
Benenden and Cranbrook
Parliamentary Constituency:
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 013
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 013C

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