Establishment St Matthew's CofE School

URN: 112308

Voluntary aided school

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Westnewton, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 3NT
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Helen Harrison
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 112308, DfE number: 909/3322
UKPRN: 10074916
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 2 November 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
12 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
Deborah Johnson Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2017 16 October 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Louisa Harrison Elected by school staff 6 February 2021 6 February 2025
Ann Chester Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 April 2016 28 October 2024
Bryan Rothwell Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 20 November 2012 16 January 2024
Mary Hodgson Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 June 2019 17 June 2023
Claire Beaty Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 October 2018 24 October 2022
Stacey Harrison Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 October 2018 24 October 2022
Mark Renwick Elected by parents 19 July 2018 18 July 2022
Patrice Sanderson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 July 2018 1 July 2022
Robert Whitson Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2017 16 October 2021
Laura Armstrong Elected by parents 21 September 2017 20 September 2021
Helen Harrison Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
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)
Allerdale 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Allerdale 003D

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