Establishment St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School

URN: 112297

Voluntary controlled school

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High Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7PZ
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Michael Craig
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 112297, DfE number: 909/3210
UKPRN: 10080372
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 December 2018)
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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
11 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
Pat Smith Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 October 2020 31 January 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Gay Frankland Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 January 2021 17 January 2025
Harriet Beck Elected by parents 12 November 2020 11 November 2024
Tracey Stamper Appointed by GB/board 5 October 2020 4 October 2024
Anna Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Abi Spencer Elected by parents 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Kiri Skelton Elected by parents 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Michael Routledge Elected by parents 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Brian O'Kane Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 23 September 2019 22 September 2023
Stephanie Sapsed Appointed by GB/board 26 February 2018 26 February 2022
Valerie Howard Elected by school staff 1 September 2017 1 September 2021
Michael Craig Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dorothy Graham Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 22 January 2018 18 January 2021
Gary Dixon Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2019 4 October 2020
Pat Smith Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 January 2018 4 October 2020
Tracey Stamper Governor Elected by parents 1 October 2016 1 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Whitehaven Central
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Copeland 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Copeland 002B

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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