Establishment Temple Sowerby CofE Primary School

URN: 112266

Voluntary controlled school

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Temple Sowerby, Temple Sowerby Ce School, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1RZ
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Karl Laithwaite
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 112266, DfE number: 909/3059
UKPRN: 10070436
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 July 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Carlisle
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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
30 March 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
Chris Starr Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2016 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Chris Eva Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 28 January 2021 27 January 2025
Rowena Witchell Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 January 2021 4 January 2025
Joanne Winter Elected by school staff 1 July 2019 30 June 2023
James Cox Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Katie Brannen Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Mike Swindle Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2017 18 October 2021
Clive Hicks Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 4 November 2019 Not recorded
Karl Laithwaite Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Laura Crackanthorpe Governor Appointed by GB/board 17 November 2016 4 January 2021
Elspeth Godwin Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24 November 2016 23 November 2020
Annette Hall Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 October 2017 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Kirkby Thore
Parliamentary constituency
Penrith and The Border
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Eden 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Eden 006D

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Free school meals

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