Establishment Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

URN: 136603

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Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Jon Sparke
Phase of education
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Tenax Schools Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136603, DfE number: 886/5464
UKPRN: 10033233
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 28 June 2012)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Rochester
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Simon Curtis Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Christopher Dzikiti Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 18 October 2023
James Shaw-Hamilton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 October 2020 1 October 2023
Sara Barker Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2019 16 October 2022
Adrian Dottridge Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 October 2019 15 October 2022
Peter Town Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 October 2019 30 September 2022
Brenda Holden Not recorded Elected by parents 21 December 2018 20 December 2021
Ben Turner-Moore Not recorded Elected by parents 19 December 2018 18 December 2021
Joanna Langton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 December 2021
Jon Sparke Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Bryan Knapp Local governor Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2019 27 May 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Tunbridge Wells
St John's
Parliamentary constituency
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007D

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Free school meals

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