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
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138019, DfE number: 886/4528
UKPRN: 10036999
Establishment status
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
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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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
Deshan Janaranjana Hewavidana Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Dhan Limbu Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Natalie Joanne Pearce Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Samuel Peter Clark Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Lisa-Marie Bonaccorsi Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2021 31 March 2025
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
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
David Race Appointed by academy members 8 October 2021
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

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Liam Bradley Atkins Trustee Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2020 28 September 2021
Simon Eric Wratten Trustee Appointed by academy members 18 July 2017 14 July 2021
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
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Ashford 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Ashford 005C
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