The Skinners’ Company and School
The Skinners’ Kent Academy is an all ability, 11-18 Academy, which opened on 1 September 2009 in Tunbridge Wells. The predecessor school was Tunbridge Wells High School. It is funded directly by the Government and supported fully by its original sponsor The Skinners’ School, a grammar school for boys in Tunbridge Wells, and the Skinners’ Company, one of the original ‘Great Twelve’ London livery companies.
The Company has long experience of establishing, running and supporting excellent schools, notably in West Kent. The Company is now responsible for seven schools: Tonbridge School, The Judd School in Tonbridge, The Skinners’ School, The Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary School in Tunbridge Wells, Skinners’ Academy in London and The Marsh Academy in Folkestone.
Skinners’ Kent Primary School, which opened in September 2015 is the newest school in the family. It is part of The Skinners’ Kent Academy Multi Academy Trust, set up in 2015 to incorporate the primary school with the secondary academy. It opened initially on The Skinners’ Kent Academy site, but moved to its own brand new building in the North Farm area of Tunbridge Wells in September 2016.
The Multi Academy Trust is governed by a Trust Board, the majority of whose members are also members of the Skinners’ Company. The detail of the structure is currently under review but in essence the Trust Board determines the vision and strategy for the Trust, and has responsibility for its financial security and probity as well as ensuring the organisation provides excellent value for money in delivering an outstanding education for its students and pupils.
Committees support the work of the Trust Board, including a local governing body for the primary school, which acts as a committee of the Trust and has a scrutinising role in relation to the development and success of Skinners’ Kent Primary School.
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8 Dowgate Hill
London EC4R 2SP