Establishment Debenham High School

URN: 136416

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Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6BL
Local authority:
Suffolk (935)
Miss Julia Upton
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11 to 16
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URN: 136416, DfE number: 935/4504
UKPRN: 10032607
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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No boarders
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Does not have a sixth form
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Carruthers Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 20/05/2015 31/12/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Cathy Bosley Elected by school staff 25/02/2019 24/02/2023
Caroline Driver Elected by parents 03/02/2015 31/12/2022
David Egan Appointed by GB/board 29/03/2011 31/12/2022
David McMillan Elected by school staff 13/10/2011 31/12/2022
Mohammed Touman Elected by parents 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
Rosalie (Sophie) Zofia Edmond Elected by parents 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
Marion Carter Elected by parents 26/11/2018 25/11/2022
Siobhan Goodrich Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/02/2011 31/01/2022
Charles William Thomas Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2017 09/05/2021
Christopher Grover Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 25/02/2013 26/02/2021
Jo Newman Elected by school staff 03/02/2015 31/12/2020
Ronald Barker Elected by parents 03/02/2015 31/12/2020
Sheila Margaret Janson Appointed by academy members 04/09/2012 31/08/2020
Timothy Green Appointed by academy members 01/01/2015 31/12/2019
Susan Bates Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 06/07/2017 Not recorded


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John Cox Appointed by academy members 27/03/2019
Martin Seeley Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 07/05/2015
Neil Serjeant Original (signatory) members 13/12/2010
Richard Boulter Original (signatory) members 13/12/2010
Robert Grimsey Original (signatory) members 13/12/2010

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Julia Upton 16/04/2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Tracy Willmott 24/04/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Paul Debenham Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13/12/2010 06/03/2019
David Ralph Trustee Elected by parents 13/12/2010 31/12/2018
Hilary Marlow Trustee Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 13/10/2010 31/12/2018
Janet Brown Member Original (signatory) members 13/12/2010 31/12/2018
Robert Stevenson Trustee Elected by parents 28/11/2011 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Mid Suffolk
Parliamentary Constituency:
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Mid Suffolk 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Mid Suffolk 007A

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