Establishment Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School

URN: 110107

Voluntary aided school

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Fawley Road, Southcote, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 3EP
Local authority
Reading (870)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Simon Uttley
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 110107, DfE number: 870/5411
UKPRN: 10000768
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 26 September 2017)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Portsmouth (rc)
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
1 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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
Maureen McCartney Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 November 2019 12 November 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Dr Simon Uttley Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 January 2017 6 January 2027
John Ennis Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18 January 2021 17 January 2025
Christopher Heaps Appointed by foundation/Trust 23 October 2020 22 October 2024
Yvonne Newman Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 October 2020 8 October 2024
Jonathan Newton Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 6 January 2020 5 January 2024
Sally-Anne O'Regan Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 November 2019 11 November 2023
Ben Winsor Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2019 30 June 2023
Timothy James Wright Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 April 2019 19 April 2023
Nick Oxley Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 November 2018 7 November 2022
Andrea Johnson-Mitchell Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 17 September 2018 16 September 2022
Ann Epps Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Nicola Milsom-James Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 August 2018 31 July 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Joan Hawkins Governor Elected by school staff 29 April 2017 30 April 2021
Marius Hopley Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 November 2018 16 September 2020
John Joseph Anthony O'Shea Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 December 2018 20 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Reading West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Reading 015
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Reading 015A

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Free school meals

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