Establishment Blackford CofE Primary School

URN: 112300

Voluntary aided school

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Blackford, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4ES
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Linda Smith
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 112300, DfE number: 909/3301
UKPRN: 10074920
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 May 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
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Dorothea Mackay Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 July 2018 10 July 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Lee-Ann Whitelaw Elected by parents 29 November 2020 28 November 2024
Sarah Kitchen Elected by parents 29 November 2020 28 November 2024
Melanie Cruickshank Elected by school staff 25 June 2018 24 June 2022
Mick Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 May 2018 14 May 2022
Peter McGaw Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 14 November 2017 13 November 2021
Linda Smith Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2010 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison Darling Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 1 September 2016 1 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Longtown & the Border
Parliamentary constituency
Penrith and The Border
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Carlisle 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Carlisle 001A

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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