Establishment St Barnabas CofE VA Primary School

URN: 118724

Voluntary aided school

Download establishment data

Skip map
Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EY
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Moira Duncombe
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 118724, DfE number: 886/3320
UKPRN: 10069080
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 October 2018)
Ofsted report (opens in new tab)
Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Rochester
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
5 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
Back to top

Legal duty to provide governance information

More details

All maintained school governing bodies and academy trusts have a legal duty to provide all of the governance information requested on this page in so far as it is available to them.

This will increase the transparency of governance arrangements. It will enable schools and the department to identify more quickly and accurately individuals who are involved in governance, and who govern in more than one context.

The information requested says nothing in itself about a person's suitability to govern. However, it is essential information for the department to be able to uniquely identify an individual and in a small number of cases conduct checks to confirm their suitability for this important and influential role.

You should provide all of the information requested insofar as it is available to you. A minimum set of information needs to be provided before a record can be saved.

A suggested privacy notice for schools is available for download: (opens in new tab)

Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
John Caster Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 19 July 2018 31 August 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Mario Beneventi Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 February 2021 28 February 2025
Mike Thompson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 23 November 2020 23 November 2024
John Waterman Elected by school staff 14 July 2020 14 July 2024
Rachel Aaron Elected by parents 1 January 2020 1 January 2024
Sarah Barter Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 1 July 2019 12 August 2023
Peter Bithell Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 10 May 2019 10 May 2023
Moira Duncombe Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 4 November 2014 4 November 2022
Ben Johnson Foundation/sponsor members 15 March 2018 15 March 2022
Back to top
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tunbridge Wells
St James'
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 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 008D
Back to top

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.