Establishment Lowca Community School

URN: 112158

Community school

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Lowca, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 6QS
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Joanne Crawford
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 112158, DfE number: 909/2216
UKPRN: 10079811
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 19 January 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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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
3 July 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

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Name Appointed by From To
Victoria Rawlinson Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2020 31 March 2024
Rachel Spedding Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2020 12 January 2024
Jane Lawson Elected by school staff 9 October 2019 8 October 2023
Victoria Quin Elected by parents 9 October 2019 8 October 2023
Joanne Crawford Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 22 January 2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Smye Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2020 31 March 2021
Lindsay Saki Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2018 3 March 2021
Michael Woodend Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2020 3 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Distington, Lowca & Parton
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Copeland 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Copeland 001B
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

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Free school meals

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