Establishment Maidstone Grammar School

URN: 118835

Foundation school

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Barton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7BT
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Mark Tomkins
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 118835, DfE number: 886/4522
UKPRN: 10004156
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 January 2019)
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Religious character
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Mark Rolfe Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2018 25 November 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Hudson Elected by parents 13 November 2020 12 November 2024
Paul James King Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 12 October 2024
Norma Margaret Lynch Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2020 26 September 2024
Sally Kemp Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2019 9 December 2023
Emma Victoria Adams Elected by school staff 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
Ceri Anne Norey Elected by parents 17 December 2018 16 December 2022
Zhun (Jack) Yu Elected by parents 17 December 2018 16 December 2022
Lindsey Evans Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2018 25 November 2022
Paul Burbidge Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2018 25 November 2022
John Clayton Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Mark Tomkins Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2012 31 August 2022
Linda Margaret Glenister Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 27 February 2018 26 February 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Simon Hulme Governor Appointed by GB/board 14 November 2017 13 November 2021
Paul Graham Smith Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
High Street
Parliamentary constituency
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Maidstone 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Maidstone 010A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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