Establishment Rainford CofE Primary School

URN: 104790

Voluntary controlled school

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Cross Pit Lane, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8AJ
Local authority:
St. Helens (342)
Mrs Anya Richardson
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4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 104790, DfE number: 342/3205
UKPRN: 10074688
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 June 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Liverpool
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sharen Hartley Appointed by GB/board 26/10/2019 25/10/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Keith Gratton Appointed by GB/board 20/11/2018 19/11/2022
Gill Mason Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2018 19/03/2022
Diane Bate Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/12/2017 13/12/2021
Andrew Rigby Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Emma King Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2017 20/03/2021
Daniel King Elected by parents 04/11/2016 03/11/2020
Philippa Burke Elected by parents 04/11/2016 03/11/2020
Anya Richardson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2015 Not recorded
Janet Heighton Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 04/03/2014 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Joanne Kelly Governor Elected by school staff 01/04/2016 31/03/2020
Sharen Hartley Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 27/10/2015 26/10/2019
Kevin Hegarty Governor Elected by parents 06/10/2015 05/10/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
St. Helens
Parliamentary Constituency:
St Helens North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
St. Helens 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
St. Helens 001C

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School capacity

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Free School Meals

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