Establishment Rainford CofE Primary School

URN: 104790

Voluntary controlled school

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This establishment closed on 28 February 2021. View details of linked establishments

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Cross Pit Lane, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8AJ
Local authority
St. Helens (342)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Anya Richardson
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 104790, DfE number: 342/3205
UKPRN: 10074688
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
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
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
28 February 2021
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
28 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrew Sharkey Governor Elected by parents 2 November 2020 27 February 2021
Anya Richardson Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2015 27 February 2021
Diane Pennington Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 July 2020 27 February 2021
Helen MacKenzie O.B.E. Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 September 2020 27 February 2021
Janet Heighton Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 4 March 2014 27 February 2021
Keith Gratton Governor Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2018 27 February 2021
Louise Marsh Governor Elected by school staff 8 June 2020 27 February 2021
Sharen Hartley Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 July 2020 27 February 2021
Stephen Duffy Governor Elected by parents 27 November 2019 27 February 2021
Daniel King Governor Elected by parents 4 November 2016 3 November 2020
Philippa Burke Governor Elected by parents 4 November 2016 3 November 2020
Emma King Governor Appointed by GB/board 21 March 2017 29 September 2020
Andrew Rigby Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 7 September 2020
Diane Pennington Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 December 2017 14 July 2020
Sharen Hartley Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 26 October 2019 14 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
St. Helens
Parliamentary constituency
St Helens North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St. Helens 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St. Helens 001C

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