Establishment Hailsham Community College

URN: 138472

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Battle Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1DT
Local authority
East Sussex (845)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Philip Matthews
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 138472, DfE number: 845/4027
UKPRN: 10037875
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 March 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
16 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Brian Hughes Appointed by GB/board 23 October 2019 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Philip Matthews Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2012 31 August 2030
Stephanie Divall Appointed by GB/board 29 March 2021 29 March 2025
Susan Thompson Appointed by GB/board 23 August 2021 31 August 2024
Susan Weiner Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2010 31 August 2024
Ruth Hillman Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2016 3 December 2023
Roger Simmons Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2015 24 November 2023
John Greenwood Appointed by GB/board 21 June 2019 20 June 2023
Deborah Coseltt Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2019 27 March 2023
Julie Barker Appointed by GB/board 3 April 2014 11 September 2022
Carol Maxwell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Elizabeth Rose Mary Newman Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From
Brian Hughes Appointed by GB/board 23 October 2019
Jeremy Leach Appointed by GB/board 17 October 2020
John Harrison Appointed by academy members 21 August 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Philip Matthews 1 January 1900 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Susan Wilkinson 1 September 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sonia Eileen Munro Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 23 July 2021
Rosemary Ross Member Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 19 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Hailsham Central
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wealden 015
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wealden 015C
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