The Norton Knatchbull School

URN: 138019

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Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Ms Susanne Staab
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11 to 18
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URN: 138019, DfE number: 886/4528
UKPRN: 10036999
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 March 2017)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
David Race Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020


Name Appointed by From To
David Frost Elected by parents 18/12/2017 17/12/2021
Anthony Trilsbach Appointed by academy members 18/07/2017 17/07/2021
Simon Eric Wratten Appointed by academy members 18/07/2017 17/07/2021
lyndsey Ann Tinker Elected by parents 03/01/2017 02/01/2021
DAVID RACE Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 13/09/2016 12/09/2020
GRAHAM JONES Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 13/09/2016 12/09/2020
NATASHA THOMPSON Elected by school staff 03/05/2016 02/05/2020
MARTYN JOHN OSMUNDSEN Elected by parents 11/04/2016 10/04/2020
PAUL BROWN Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 01/01/2015 31/12/2018
MICHAEL-JOHN KNATCHBULL Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 07/07/2000 Not recorded
Susanne Staab Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2010 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
DAVID RACE Appointed by GB/board 03/03/2017
NEIL McClure Appointed by academy members 19/09/2014

Accounting officer

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Susanne Staab 01/09/2010 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Peter Edgley 16/07/2018 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Ian Charles Rickwood Trustee Appointed by academy members 18/07/2017 01/09/2018
TIMOTHY WILSON Trustee Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 22/01/2010 01/09/2018
JOHN HOLLAND Trustee Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 01/09/2014 31/08/2018
Neil James McClure Trustee Appointed by academy members 01/09/2014 31/08/2018
Mason Willis Chief financial officer N/A 01/11/2017 15/07/2018
David Race Chair of trustees Appointed by academy members 09/03/2017 08/03/2018
SIMON HALLAM Trustee Foundation/sponsor members 01/01/2014 31/12/2017
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
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Urban/Rural Description:
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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