Establishment Thomas Bennett Community College

URN: 138620

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Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5AD
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Mr Stuart Smith
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11 to 18
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The Kemnal Academies Trust
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URN: 138620, DfE number: 938/4044
UKPRN: 10038686
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 01 May 2019)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Richard Brown Not recorded Appointed by academy members 21/09/2016 20/09/2020

Local governors

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Guy Sizer Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2019 29/09/2023
Steve Rhodes Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2019 30/06/2023
Margaret Handley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24/03/2019 23/03/2023
Kate Wilson Not recorded Elected by school staff 02/10/2018 01/10/2022
Steven Hart Not recorded Elected by school staff 02/10/2018 01/10/2022
Janet Kane Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 02/07/2018 01/07/2022
Robert Hubbard Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 21/09/2017 20/09/2021
Kerry Kirkin Not recorded Elected by parents 06/07/2017 05/07/2021
Stuart Smith Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Reginald Bates Local governor Appointed by academy members 01/10/1996 30/04/2020
Carole Glover Local governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 07/12/2016 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Crawley 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Crawley 011C

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