Thomas Bennett Community College

URN: 138620

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Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5AD
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Mr Gianni Bianchi
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
The Kemnal Academies Trust
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URN: 138620, DfE number: 938/4044
UKPRN: 10038686
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 01 December 2016)
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Does not apply
No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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No Special Classes
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ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Chair of local governing body

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Richard Brown Not recorded Appointed by academy members 21/09/2016 20/09/2020

Local governors

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Robert Hubbard Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 21/09/2017 20/09/2021
Kerry Kirkin Not recorded Elected by parents 06/07/2017 05/07/2021
Carole Glover Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 07/12/2016 06/12/2020
Reginald Bates Not recorded Appointed by academy members 01/10/1996 30/04/2020
Margaret Helen Handley Not recorded Appointed by academy members 24/03/2015 23/03/2019
Mark John Kearley Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/01/2015 31/12/2018

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Pauline Montalto Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2015 31/08/2018
Susan Wates Local governor Elected by school staff 21/07/2017 16/07/2018
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Crawley 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Crawley 011C

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