Establishment St James' CofE Junior School

URN: 112298

Voluntary controlled school

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Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7HG
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Beattie
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 112298, DfE number: 909/3211
UKPRN: 10075892
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 28 April 2016)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Carlisle
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

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Robert Jackson Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 31 August 2016 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From To
Sean Clarke Elected by parents 1 October 2020 1 October 2024
Katrina Singleton Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2020 1 July 2024
Jonathan Spencer Elected by parents 1 October 2019 1 October 2023
Chris Hayes Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 March 2019 1 March 2023
Damian Seath Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2019 1 March 2023
Vanessa Karlowski Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2017 30 September 2021
ANDREW BEATTIE 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
DIANNE JACKSON Governor Appointed by GB/board 22 June 2017 21 June 2021
WENDY MCGRANE Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2017 14 May 2021
GILLIAN BLANEY Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2016 30 September 2020
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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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