Establishment The Maplesden Noakes School

URN: 137833

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Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0TJ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mr Richard Owen
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
The Maplesden Noakes School
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URN: 137833, DfE number: 886/5401
UKPRN: 10036261
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Good (Last inspection: 14 November 2018)
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HI - Hearing Impairment
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Stephen Knowles Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2019 30/09/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Duckworth Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2020 06/07/2024
Penny Neeve Elected by school staff 07/10/2018 06/10/2022
Julia Batt Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18/09/2018 17/09/2022
Steve Knowles Appointed by GB/board 04/06/2018 03/06/2022
Tony Hedges Appointed by LA 04/06/2018 03/06/2022
Mark Clive Solly Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2017 11/12/2021
Richard Owen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016 31/08/2021
Kerena Hunter Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/05/2017 22/05/2021


Name Appointed by From
Jane Prideaux Original (signatory) members 01/02/2012
Laraine Jalili-Hodges Original (signatory) members 01/02/2012
Richard Owen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016
Stephen Knowles Appointed by academy members 20/09/2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Richard Owen 01/09/2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
J Rees 01/06/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Duckworth Trustee Appointed by GB/board 05/07/2016 04/07/2020
Stephen Knowles Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2018 17/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Maidstone 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Maidstone 006B

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