Establishment Knightsfield School

URN: 138485

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Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7LW
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Suzanne Thrower
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138485, DfE number: 919/7007
UKPRN: 10037871
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 December 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2012
Reason establishment opened
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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
23 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
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
Lesley Carter Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2020 21 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Cathy Summers Elected by parents 1 March 2021 28 February 2025
Helen Mellor Elected by parents 1 February 2021 1 February 2025
Lesley Carter Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 1 February 2025
Patricia Kemp Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 1 February 2025
Alison Pearson Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2020 6 December 2024
Claus Crede Appointed by GB/board 28 March 2020 27 March 2024
Alan John Edward Gardner Elected by parents 2 March 2020 1 March 2024
Daniel Lee Bidwell Appointed by GB/board 11 September 2018 10 September 2022


Name Appointed by From
Emma Jane Kight Appointed by academy members 22 September 2020
Jane Elizabeth Stark Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 January 2020
Patricia Kemp Appointed by GB/board 23 February 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Suzanne Thrower 1 January 2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Lucy Pope 1 September 2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lesley Carter Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2019 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Welwyn Hatfield
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 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 003D

Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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