Establishment The Wells Free School

URN: 139696

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Address:
King Charles Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8FA
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Headteacher/Principal:
Mr Chris Dodge
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
Primary
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
THE WELLS FREE SCHOOL
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 139696, DfE number: 886/2025
UKPRN: 10041721
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Website:
http://www.thewellsfreeschool.co.uk/ Opens in new window
Telephone:
01892739075
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 June 2019)
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Data from other services:
Religious character:
None
Diocese:
Not recorded
Religious ethos:
None
Boarders:
Not applicable
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
174
Number of pupils:
170
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01/09/2013
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
11.2%
Date last changed / confirmed:
05/08/2020
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Steven George Appointed by GB/board 13/12/2018 13/12/2022

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Chanchal Sinhamahapatra Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2019 31/12/2023
Warren Gardiner Elected by parents 01/01/2019 31/12/2023
Anna-Marie Cheeseman Elected by school staff 18/10/2019 18/10/2023
Phillip Makhouli Appointed by GB/board 20/02/2018 20/02/2022
Elizabeth Grant Appointed by GB/board 15/01/2018 14/01/2022
Jane Page Elected by parents 29/11/2017 29/11/2021
Christopher John Dodge Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/05/2017 Not recorded

Members

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Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Chris Dodge 01/05/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Chris Dodge 02/05/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jean-Pierre van der Spuy Trustee Appointed by academy members 14/10/2013 04/11/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
District:
Tunbridge Wells
Ward:
Culverden
Parliamentary Constituency:
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
E10000016
Easting:
558235
Northing:
139866
Census Ward:
Unknown
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 008A

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