Establishment Townley Primary School

URN: 110630

Community school

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Crown Road, Christchurch, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 9NA
Local authority:
Cambridgeshire (873)
Mrs Maria-Anne Higgins
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2 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
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URN: 110630, DfE number: 873/2064
UKPRN: 10074540
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 14 March 2018)
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Religious character:
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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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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sue Rudge Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2018 30/04/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Giles Thorlby Elected by parents 29/01/2020 29/01/2024
Yvonne Chenery Elected by school staff 11/12/2019 11/12/2023
Claire King Elected by parents 10/07/2019 10/07/2023
Simon Freeland Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2019 20/03/2023
Claire Norman Appointed by GB/board 30/01/2019 29/01/2023
Jeanette Redding Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2018 26/09/2022
Maria-Anne Higgins Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Natalie Paine Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 22/05/2019 11/12/2019
Yvonne Chenery Governor Elected by school staff 24/11/2015 23/11/2019
Claire King Governor Elected by parents 10/07/2019 10/07/2019
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Elm & Christchurch
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Cambridgeshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural village
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Fenland 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Fenland 004C

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