Establishment Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

URN: 136603

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Academy trust: THE TENAX SCHOOLS TRUST

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Address
Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Jon Sparke
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy trust
THE TENAX SCHOOLS TRUST
Academy sponsor
The Tenax Schools Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136603, DfE number: 886/5464
UKPRN: 10033233
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01892521595
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 28 June 2012)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Rochester
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1744
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
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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5.2%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 May 2022
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Samantha Elms Not recorded Elected by parents 24 March 2022 23 March 2025
Sally Ellery Not recorded Elected by parents 22 February 2022 21 February 2025
Brenda Holden Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 December 2021 20 December 2024
Joanna Langton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2021 5 December 2024
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 GB/board 17 October 2019 16 October 2022
Adrian Dottridge Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2019 15 October 2022
Peter Town Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 October 2019 30 September 2022
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
Ben Turner-Moore Local governor Elected by parents 19 December 2018 18 December 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
District
Tunbridge Wells
Ward
St John's
Parliamentary constituency
Tunbridge Wells
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000016
Easting
557344
Northing
140560
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tunbridge Wells 007D
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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.