Establishment Hatfield Community Free School

URN: 138201

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Briars Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8ES
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Victoria Hobson
Phase of education
School type
Free schools
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138201, DfE number: 919/2004
UKPRN: 10037499
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 21 May 2014)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
28 April 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
Martine Archer Original (signatory) members 1 September 2015 1 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Gill Jones Original (signatory) members 1 January 1900 1 January 2100
Victoria Hobson Appointed by GB/board 2 January 2021 2 January 2026
Heidi Russell-Jones Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2016 10 February 2024
Helen Mussellwhite Appointed by GB/board 10 May 2019 9 May 2023
Jean Wilson Appointed by GB/board 2 March 2018 2 March 2023
Kalathil Kumar Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2018 1 March 2023
Jane Sutton Elected by school staff 1 January 1900 1 January 2023
Anne Murphy Appointed by GB/board 18 November 2018 18 November 2022


Name Appointed by From
Anne Murphy Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 November 2018
David Bullok Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 November 2018
Gill Jones N/A 1 January 1900
Susan Poole N/A 1 January 1900

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Victoria Hobson 2 January 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Lauretta Baker 12 April 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Amy John Chief financial officer N/A 3 October 2016 26 March 2021
Aimee De La Salle Trustee Elected by school staff 1 January 1900 26 February 2021
Sue Attard Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 January 1900 1 January 2021
Sue Attard Accounting officer N/A 15 April 2012 1 January 2021
Imran Jaffer Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 January 1900 2 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Welwyn Hatfield
Hatfield South West
Parliamentary constituency
Welwyn Hatfield
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 012C

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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