Establishment The Maplesden Noakes School

URN: 137833

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Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0TJ
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Richard Owen
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Maplesden Noakes School
Gender of entry
URN: 137833, DfE number: 886/5401
UKPRN: 10036261
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 14 November 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 February 2012
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
30 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Steve Knowles Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Owen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 31 August 2025
Kerena Hunter Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2021 17 May 2025
Elizabeth Duckworth Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2020 6 July 2024
Penny Neeve Elected by school staff 7 October 2018 6 October 2022
Julia Batt Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18 September 2018 17 September 2022
Steve Knowles Appointed by GB/board 4 June 2018 3 June 2022
Tony Hedges Appointed by LA 4 June 2018 3 June 2022


Name Appointed by From
Jane Prideaux Original (signatory) members 1 February 2012
Laraine Jalili-Hodges Original (signatory) members 1 February 2012
Richard Owen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016
Stephen Knowles Appointed by academy members 20 September 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Richard Owen 1 September 2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
J Rees 1 June 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Knowles Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020 28 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Maidstone 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Maidstone 006B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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