Establishment The Howard School

URN: 141466

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Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX
Local authority:
Medway (887)
Headteacher / Principal:
Ms Catherine Reid
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Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
The Howard Academy Trust
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URN: 141466, DfE number: 887/5457
UKPRN: 10047641
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 4 October 2016)
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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
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 October 2014
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Reason establishment closed:
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Not recorded
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
4 February 2021
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Tracy Marchant Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 5 October 2021

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Isaac Olufemi Olajide Not recorded Elected by parents 22 February 2021 21 February 2025
Joanna Louise Matthews Not recorded Elected by parents 22 February 2021 21 February 2025
Beverley Woodhams Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 July 2020 20 July 2024
Claire Louise Snook Not recorded Elected by school staff 10 January 2020 9 January 2024
Diane Arnold Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Kerri Louise Edge Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2019 2 September 2023
Tracy Marchant Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 December 2017 22 December 2021
Zeldine Clare Morris Not recorded Elected by school staff 27 September 2017 27 September 2021
Catherine Reid Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 15 November 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nigel Fray Local governor Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2017 9 February 2021
Jonas Edmund Crosland Local governor Elected by parents 16 January 2020 20 January 2021
Nichola Gemma Hallows Local governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25 September 2018 23 November 2020
Tracy Marchant Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 6 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Rainham Central
Parliamentary constituency:
Gillingham and Rainham
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Medway 029
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Medway 029B

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