Establishment The Norton Knatchbull School

URN: 138019

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Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Ben Greene
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URN: 138019, DfE number: 886/4528
UKPRN: 10036999
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 April 2012
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Reason establishment closed:
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Not recorded
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
2 February 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Simon Hallam Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 April 2020 3 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Liam Bradley Atkins Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2020 16 December 2024
Elizabeth Seccombe Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2020 14 October 2024
Neil Munro Appointed by GB/board 22 May 2020 22 May 2024
Andrew Judd Elected by parents 4 March 2020 3 March 2024
Thomas William Saville Elected by parents 3 June 2019 2 June 2023
Marianne Highwood Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
William Trafford Elected by school staff 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Simon Hallam Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2014 31 December 2022
Jane Burnett Appointed by GB/board 12 October 2018 11 October 2022
Winston Michael Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2018 23 September 2022
Johnny Holland Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2014 31 August 2022
Simon Eric Wratten Appointed by academy members 18 July 2017 17 July 2021
Ben Greene Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded
MICHAEL-JOHN KNATCHBULL Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 7 July 2000 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Anthony Trilsbach Appointed by academy members 2 February 2019
Jane Burnett Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 February 2021
Johnny Holland Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 February 2021
NEIL McClure Appointed by academy members 19 September 2014
Richard Fraser Appointed by academy members 12 February 2019
Simon Hallam Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 February 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Ben Greene 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Ann Griggs 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
DAVID RACE Member Appointed by GB/board 3 March 2017 31 December 2020
Lindsey Tinker Trustee Elected by parents 3 January 2017 16 December 2020
NATASHA THOMPSON Trustee Elected by school staff 3 May 2016 30 September 2020
David Race Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 3 April 2020
DAVID RACE Trustee Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 13 September 2016 3 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Ashford 005
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Ashford 005C

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