Establishment St Mary's Church of England High School (VA)

URN: 138360

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Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN7 5FB
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Nicholas Simms
Phase of education:
School type:
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URN: 138360, DfE number: 919/5423
UKPRN: 10037675
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 18 September 2019)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
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:
Not applicable
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 July 2012
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Reason establishment closed:
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
24 February 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Debra Chilton Appointed by GB/board 11 January 2020 10 January 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Caroline Grounds Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 October 2020 4 October 2024
Lorraine Cole Elected by parents 11 January 2020 19 January 2024
Maureen Bruce Foundation/sponsor members 30 November 2019 29 November 2023
Joseph Peter Illes Appointed by foundation/Trust 27 September 2019 26 September 2023
Louise Rachel Douglas Elected by school staff 1 July 2019 30 June 2023
Sarah Murphy Foundation/sponsor members 1 July 2015 30 June 2023
Patricia Higgins Foundation/sponsor members 24 June 2019 23 June 2023
Peter Leonard Chorley Foundation/sponsor members 17 January 2019 16 January 2023
Natasha Graham Appointed by academy members 5 January 2018 4 January 2022
Eugene Edward Hanshaw Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 22 July 2019 Not recorded
Nicholas Simms Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
David Morton Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 January 2016
Debbie Chilton Appointed by GB/board 22 June 2019
Eugene Edward Hansahw Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 22 July 2019
Janet Mackenzie Appointed by academy members 1 September 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Nicholas Simms 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robert Latchford 1 July 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nicola Jane Pace Trustee Foundation/sponsor members 24 June 2019 22 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Rosedale and Bury Green
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Broxbourne 011
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Broxbourne 011A

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