Establishment The Reach Free School

URN: 139662

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Long Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8AB
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mr Richard Booth
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
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URN: 139662, DfE number: 919/4007
UKPRN: 10041671
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 28 February 2019)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
Not applicable
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
New Provision
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Carolyn Venn Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2019 19/09/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Sutton Appointed by academy members 07/10/2019 07/10/2023
Eyal Hartal Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14/01/2019 13/01/2023
Lucy Wickins Elected by school staff 20/09/2018 20/09/2022
Adrian Green Elected by parents 04/05/2018 04/05/2022
Colette Oliver Elected by school staff 01/09/2017 23/10/2021
Mark Sutton Appointed by academy members 21/09/2017 21/09/2021
Matthew Cawthorne Appointed by academy members 20/06/2017 20/06/2021
Graham Nye Appointed by academy members 31/03/2017 31/03/2021


Name Appointed by From
Carolyn Venn Appointed by academy members 22/02/2012
Mark Sutton Appointed by academy members 23/02/2012
Martyn Essery Appointed by academy members 23/05/2011
Natalie Simpson Original (signatory) members 12/07/2010
Richard Booth Original (signatory) members 12/07/2010

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Richard Booth 01/09/2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Martyn Essery 01/09/2013 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Tadgh O'Donovan Trustee Elected by school staff 20/09/2018 31/08/2020
Victoria Saunders Trustee Appointed by academy members 26/02/2019 31/08/2020
Elesh Khakhar Trustee Appointed by academy members 21/09/2017 01/12/2019
Carolyn Venn Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 20/09/2018 21/09/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Three Rivers
Penn & Mill End
Parliamentary Constituency:
South West Hertfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Three Rivers 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Three Rivers 007A

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