Establishment The Skinners' School

URN: 140595

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St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9PG
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Edward Wesson
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Skinners' Company
Gender of entry
URN: 140595, DfE number: 886/5418
UKPRN: 10044808
Establishment status
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Ofsted rating
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 February 2014
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
4 May 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
William Cohen Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 August 2020 31 August 2025


Name Appointed by From To
James Mainwaring Foundation/sponsor members 5 January 2021 31 August 2025
Louis Boyd Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 November 2016 31 August 2024
Louise Aston Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 June 2016 31 August 2024
Christopher Thompson Appointed by GB/board 31 October 2018 31 October 2022
Thomas James Elected by school staff 19 October 2018 31 October 2022
Judith Tew Appointed by GB/board 16 August 2018 31 August 2022
Peter Gurr Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2014 31 August 2022
Philip Watkins Elected by parents 28 June 2018 28 June 2022
Susannah Walter Elected by parents 28 June 2018 28 June 2022
Andrew Millard Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 March 2017 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From
Andrew Millard Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 March 2017
Johnny Aisher Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 July 2015
William Cohen Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2014

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Edward Wesson 1 February 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Paul Johnston 1 February 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Johnny Aisher Chair of trustees Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 June 2015 24 August 2020
Sarah Mepham Trustee Elected by school staff 1 September 2016 24 August 2020
William Cohen Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2014 24 August 2020
Matthew Middleditch Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2019 14 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tunbridge Wells
St John's
Parliamentary constituency
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007D

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