Establishment Knightsfield School

URN: 138485

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Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7LW
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Suzanne Thrower
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10 to 18
Phase of education:
Not applicable
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URN: 138485, DfE number: 919/7007
UKPRN: 10037871
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 December 2018)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

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Name Appointed by From To
Alan John Edward Gardner Elected by parents 02/03/2020 01/03/2024
Daniel Lee Bidwell Appointed by GB/board 11/09/2017 10/09/2021
Claus Crede Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
Lesley Carter Appointed by GB/board 24/02/2017 23/02/2021
Helen Mellor Elected by parents 23/02/2017 22/02/2021
Patricia Kemp Appointed by GB/board 23/02/2017 22/02/2021
Alison Pearson Appointed by GB/board 08/12/2016 07/12/2020


Name Appointed by From
Jane Elizabeth Stark Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 01/01/2020
Patricia Kemp Appointed by GB/board 23/02/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Suzanne Thrower 01/01/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Lucy Pope 01/09/2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lesley Carter Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 10/09/2019 31/08/2020
Lesley Carter Member Appointed by GB/board 24/02/2017 01/01/2020
Shantha Sharma Trustee Elected by school staff 02/12/2015 01/12/2019
Christina Kinnaird Trustee Elected by parents 23/02/2017 05/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Welwyn Hatfield
Parliamentary constituency:
Welwyn Hatfield
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Welwyn Hatfield 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Welwyn Hatfield 003D

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