Establishment Steyning Grammar School

URN: 126092

Voluntary controlled school

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Shooting Field, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RX
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Headteacher / Principal:
Co Headteacher Mr Noel Kennedy Mrs Natasha Nicol
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 126092, DfE number: 938/4501
UKPRN: 10006328
Establishment status:
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Chichester
Boarding school
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
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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:
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Susan Gearing Appointed by foundation/Trust 11/07/2017 16/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Nat Nicol Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 10/12/2019 10/12/2023
Noel Kennedy Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 10/12/2019 10/12/2023
Peter Butchers Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2019 10/12/2023
Ruth Simmonds Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2019 10/12/2023
Ben Ryan Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2019 08/10/2023
Tom Simmonds Appointed by GB/board 16/09/2020 16/09/2023
Mark Rachovides Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Rod Scott Appointed by GB/board 28/04/2020 28/04/2023
Barry Walters Elected by parents 08/02/2019 08/02/2023
Janette Hamilton Elected by parents 08/02/2019 08/02/2023
Paul Robertson Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/11/2018 04/11/2022
Jan Hobson Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2013 10/09/2021
John Stevenson Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2013 10/09/2021
Mark Heather Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 11/07/2017 10/07/2021
Tricia Harwell Appointed by foundation/Trust 11/07/2017 10/07/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mandy Ainsworth Governor Appointed by GB/board 08/02/2019 16/09/2020
Michael Walter Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20/09/2016 30/06/2020
Nick Wergan Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2013 21/12/2019
Claire Bower Governor Appointed by GB/board 04/10/2017 29/11/2019
David Hards Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/07/2017 07/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Steyning & Ashurst
Parliamentary constituency:
Arundel and South Downs
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Horsham 014
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Horsham 014E

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