Establishment Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

URN: 137975

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Parsonage Downs, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2AU
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Mr Simon Knight
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11 to 18
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URN: 137975, DfE number: 881/5457
UKPRN: 10036932
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 10 March 2016)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Mike Perry Appointed by GB/board 12/11/2018 11/12/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Mike Perry Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2000 31/08/2023
Bryan Chapman Elected by parents 20/10/2018 19/10/2022
Peter Bennett Elected by parents 20/10/2018 19/10/2022
Donald Macmillan Elected by parents 12/07/2018 11/07/2022
Timothy Bousfield Elected by school staff 14/05/2018 13/05/2022
Valerie Cumming Newell Elected by school staff 25/01/2010 24/01/2022
Ian Keast Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2009 09/07/2021
Alison Farrrell Elected by parents 02/03/2017 01/03/2021
Marcus Frost Elected by parents 02/03/2017 01/03/2021
Richard Elliott Elected by parents 06/11/2012 05/11/2019
Rebbeca Durston Appointed by GB/board 07/10/2011 16/10/2019
Joanne Owens Elected by parents 23/10/2015 22/09/2019


Name Appointed by From
Donald Macmillan Appointed by GB/board 11/12/2018
Mike Perry Appointed by GB/board 09/01/2018
Rebecca Durston Appointed by GB/board 07/10/2007
Simon Knight Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 09/03/2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Simon Knight 01/01/2004 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Elizabeth Evans-Barlow 11/06/2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Susan Este Trustee Elected by school staff 01/09/2015 20/07/2019
Ruud Haket Trustee Appointed by academy members 01/10/2018 18/01/2019
Richard Elliott Member Appointed by academy members 11/11/2015 08/01/2019
Christi Smith Trustee Elected by parents 23/10/2015 22/11/2018
Richard Elliott Chair of trustees Appointed by academy members 06/09/2016 11/11/2018
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Great Dunmow North
Parliamentary Constituency:
Saffron Walden
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Uttlesford 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Uttlesford 007E

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