Establishment Featherstone Purston St Thomas Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior School

URN: 108249

Voluntary controlled school

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George Street, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5BG
Local authority
Wakefield (384)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Cathryn Hampshire
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 108249, DfE number: 384/3018
UKPRN: 10071361
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 17 July 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Leeds (ce)
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
John Hanson Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2017 8 October 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Sharron Booth Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 24 May 2021 23 May 2025
Claire Dixon Appointed by GB/board 20 January 2020 19 January 2024
Jonathan Harris Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2019 9 February 2023
Jeremy Bullock Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2015 20 January 2023
Mark Oakes-Heppelstone Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2018 14 October 2022
Maureen Tennant-King Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2014 13 October 2022
Charles Timothy Butler Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2014 12 October 2022
Lynn Davison Elected by school staff 13 October 2014 12 October 2022
Cathryn Hampshire Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 Not recorded
Joseph Grosu Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 14 July 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Patricia Oakes-Heppelstone Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 February 2021 13 September 2021
Malcom Marsh Governor Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2014 5 July 2021
Helen Dooler Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 June 2017 26 February 2021
Lynn Davison Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2014 26 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wakefield 027
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wakefield 027E
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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