Establishment Thomas Bennett Community College

URN: 138620

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Address
Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5AD
Local authority
West Sussex (938)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Stuart Smith
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy sponsor
The Kemnal Academies Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138620, DfE number: 938/4044
UKPRN: 10038686
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01293526255
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 1 May 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1070
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
30.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
6 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
SEN unit
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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 September 2016 14 September 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Charlie Chalaye Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2021 24 January 2025
Michael Wilson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2021 24 January 2025
Tom Flanagan Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2021 24 January 2025
Guy Sizer Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2019 29 September 2023
Steve Rhodes Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2019 30 June 2023
Margaret Handley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2019 23 March 2023
Kate Wilson Not recorded Elected by school staff 2 October 2018 1 October 2022
Stuart Smith Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kerry Kirkin Local governor Elected by parents 6 July 2017 5 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
District
Crawley
Ward
Tilgate
Parliamentary constituency
Crawley
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000032
Easting
526785
Northing
134874
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Crawley 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Crawley 011C
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