Establishment The Folkestone School for Girls

URN: 137837

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Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3RB
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mr Mark Lester
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11 to 18
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URN: 137837, DfE number: 886/5437
UKPRN: 10036180
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Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 October 2012)
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Sarah Marita Thorne Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2016 31/01/2020

Local governors

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Ben James Russell Not recorded Elected by school staff 28/11/2018 27/11/2022
Helen Starkie Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 25/06/2018 24/06/2022
Jonathan Peach Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2017 28/11/2021
Nicholas Price Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2017 18/11/2021
George Chwalibogowski Not recorded Elected by parents 29/06/2016 28/06/2020
Mary Muchena Not recorded Elected by parents 29/06/2016 28/06/2020
Tim Godden Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2016 22/03/2020
Adrienne Betty Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 09/03/2016 08/03/2020
Alan Maycock Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2016 31/01/2020
Mark Lester Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Martha Nicholaou Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2016 26/06/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Sandgate & West Folkestone
Parliamentary Constituency:
Folkestone and Hythe
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Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Shepway 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Shepway 006H

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