Establishment St James CofE Primary School, Ashton-under-Lyne

URN: 106231

Voluntary controlled school

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Romney Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 9HU
Local authority
Tameside (357)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Verna Marsh
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 106231, DfE number: 357/3022
UKPRN: 10068532
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 November 2015)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Manchester
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 March 2020
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 August 2020
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Shelagh Walton Appointed by GB/board 13 September 2004 15 October 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Deepak Agnihotri Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2020 13 February 2024
Julie Lowe Elected by school staff 18 January 1998 18 January 2024
Lee Worthington Elected by parents 16 May 2019 16 May 2023
Simon Peter Brereton Foundation/sponsor members 30 November 2014 30 November 2022
Ian Barker Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2010 15 October 2022
Stephen Barker Elected by parents 14 December 2017 14 December 2021
Roger Farnworth Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 February 2004 Not recorded
Verna Marsh Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 1998 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Bernadette Reid Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2016 13 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Ashton St Michael's
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tameside 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tameside 007A
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