Establishment William Penn School

URN: 126002

Voluntary controlled school

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Brooks Green Road, Coolham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8GR
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Stephen Kear
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 126002, DfE number: 938/3042
UKPRN: 10078095
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 12 March 2019)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
13 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Nicola Waters Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 04 July 2018 03 July 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Graeme Middleton Appointed by GB/board 01 September 2020 31 August 2024
Mike Blackman Appointed by GB/board 02 October 2019 01 October 2023
Richard Hewitt Appointed by GB/board 02 October 2019 01 October 2023
Jennifer Pearce Appointed by foundation/Trust 01 September 2020 31 August 2023
Steve Whitnall Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 March 2019 26 March 2023
Ben Toogood Elected by parents 24 September 2018 23 September 2022
Sophie Peters Elected by school staff 16 May 2018 15 May 2022
Philip Bellas Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2017 17 September 2021
Vanessa Young Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 March 2016 31 August 2021
Stephen Kear Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 21 January 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Su Johnston Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01 September 2017 31 August 2020
Jonathan Clarke Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2017 03 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Southwater South & Shipley
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Horsham 010
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Horsham 010A

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