Establishment The Cavendish School

URN: 138475

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Eldon Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1UE
Local authority
East Sussex (845)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Peter Marchant
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138475, DfE number: 845/4064
UKPRN: 10038106
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 21 March 2018)
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Religious character
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Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
15 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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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
Andrew Jones Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2018 23 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Alexander David Molyneux Elected by school staff 10 May 2021 9 May 2025
Sarah Bailey Appointed by GB/board 10 May 2021 9 May 2025
Neil Small Appointed by GB/board 19 April 2021 18 April 2025
Patrick Hole Appointed by GB/board 19 April 2021 18 April 2025
Nicolas Casson Appointed by GB/board 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Denise Kong Elected by school staff 15 January 2021 14 January 2025
Phil Hall Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 29 June 2024
Jane Earley Elected by school staff 12 December 2019 11 December 2023
Hasan Gilani Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Peter Midwinter Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Louise Macquire-Plows Elected by parents 16 June 2019 15 June 2023
Gwen Taylor-Hall Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2018 19 November 2022
Alison Flynn Appointed by GB/board 14 November 2017 13 November 2021
Andrew Manton Elected by parents 14 November 2017 13 November 2021
Peter Marchant Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 5 February 2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Andrew Jones Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2014
Jonathan Mitchell Appointed by academy members 21 May 2019
Nigel Askew Appointed by GB/board 9 May 2017
Peter Midwinter Appointed by GB/board 26 May 2020
Tove Sorensen-Bentham Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Peter Marchant 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jon Brown 1 January 1900 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Anne Stead Trustee Elected by school staff 5 February 2019 26 February 2021
A Cornell Trustee Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2018 30 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Old Town
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Eastbourne 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Eastbourne 006A

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