Plume School

URN: 137790

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Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Mr Carl Wakefield
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
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URN: 137790, DfE number: 881/5402
UKPRN: 10035963
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 January 2018)
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No boarders
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Joan Binder Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2012 01/10/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Mike Chaplin Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 01/09/2022
Mark Howell Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/07/2022
Chris Pond Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2000 01/10/2021
Clare Whitaker Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Paul Nagle Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2000 01/09/2021
Debbie Thomas Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2012 01/03/2021
Jill McKinnell Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2012 01/03/2021
John Everard Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2012 01/10/2019


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Accounting officer

Name From To
Carl Wakefield 01/09/2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Name From To
Richard Scott 01/01/2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Rachel Barbrook Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2016 01/10/2018
Adrian Stead Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 28/09/2018
John Almond Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 28/09/2018
Rachel Morcombe Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 28/09/2018
Mark Howell Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2000 01/07/2018
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Maldon North
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Maldon 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Maldon 004C

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