Establishment Holcombe Grammar School

URN: 136594

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Holcombe, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
Local authority:
Medway (887)
Ms Mandy Gage
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
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URN: 136594, DfE number: 887/4068
UKPRN: 10033242
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 24 April 2018)
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No boarders
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Shared chair of local governing body

Shared chair of local governing body
Name Appointed by From To
Michael Bailey Appointed by foundation/Trust 27/03/2019 27/03/2021

Shared local governors

Shared local governors
Name Appointed by From To
Joanne Howcroft-Scott Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2019 27/03/2023
Clare Brinklow Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/07/2017 01/07/2021
Thabisile Judith Hollingsworth Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2017 28/03/2021
Michael Bailey Appointed by GB/board 01/06/2016 01/06/2020
Adeola Olagundoye Appointed by GB/board 12/04/2018 01/01/2020
Denise Dimmick Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
Gwynn Bassan Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
Kaye Bettey Appointed by GB/board 12/04/2018 01/01/2020
Mandy Gage Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
Stuart Gardner Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 01/01/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Brian Mohabir Shared local governor Elected by parents 01/01/2016 13/05/2019
Lee Miller Shared local governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/01/2016 12/12/2018
Amanda Savage Shared local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 15/10/2018
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Chatham Central
Parliamentary Constituency:
Chatham and Aylesford
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Medway 027
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Medway 027A

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