Establishment Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

URN: 118790

Community school

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St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9XB
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Ms Amanda Simpson
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 118790, DfE number: 886/4045
UKPRN: 10007076
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 31 January 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Philip Drew Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24/04/2016 23/04/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Keith Ditcham Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2019 31/12/2023
Simon Michael Crotty Elected by parents 02/11/2018 01/11/2022
Steve Douglas Green Elected by parents 02/11/2018 01/11/2022
Clare Terry Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2018 11/09/2022
Carolyn Steer Elected by parents 09/03/2018 08/03/2022
Diane Talbot Elected by parents 09/03/2018 08/03/2022
Neil Brooks-Johnson Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 21/11/2020
David Madin Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Luisa Pollini-Kommu Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Michael O'Driscoll Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Petra Sluka Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Theresa Harris Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Robin Hughes Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2018 11/09/2020
Amanda Simpson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Candida Ann Ravenscroft Governor Appointed by GB/board 20/01/2016 06/12/2018
Brian White Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2015 30/06/2018
Jennifer Irene Godfrey Governor Elected by parents 18/11/2016 30/06/2018
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Tunbridge Wells
St John's
Parliamentary Constituency:
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 002
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Tunbridge Wells 002A

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