Establishment Ifield School

URN: 119040

Foundation special school

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Cedar Avenue, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5JT
Local authority:
Kent (886)
Mrs Abigail Birch
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT)
Ifield School & King's Farm Primary School Federation
Gender of entry:
URN: 119040, DfE number: 886/7039
UKPRN: 10016983
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 01 May 2018)
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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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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Type of SEN provision:
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Sparks Foundation/sponsor members 26/09/2019 25/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Clare Espline Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2019 27/11/2023
Suzanne Fitzsimons Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2019 27/11/2023
Anthony Smith Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
Caroline McIntosh Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
Clare Stoddart Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
David Williams Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
Richard Martin Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
Susan Bates Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 25/09/2023
Paul Jackson Elected by school staff 03/09/2015 03/07/2023
David Johnson Elected by parents 25/01/2019 24/01/2023
Iwan Davies Appointed by GB/board 27/09/2018 26/09/2022
Chris Jackson Appointed by GB/board 03/07/2018 02/07/2022
Madeleine Jones Appointed by GB/board 03/07/2018 02/07/2022
Susan Dunn Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Michelle Murray Elected by parents 18/12/2017 17/12/2021
Abigail Birch 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
Pawel Masloch Governor Appointed by GB/board 03/07/2018 28/11/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Gravesham 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Gravesham 011D

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School capacity

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