Establishment Samuel King's School

URN: 112378

Foundation school

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Church Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3QU
Local authority:
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal:
Miss Sally Timmons
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 112378, DfE number: 909/4011
UKPRN: 10017461
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 15 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ian Grey Appointed by GB/board 22/05/2018 21/05/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Jim McCarry Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2020 08/09/2024
Patricia Sharples Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2020 08/09/2024
Natalie Hewett Appointed by GB/board 22/11/2019 21/11/2023
Sheila Wyatt Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2019 08/09/2023
Brian Cooper Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2019 15/07/2023
Glad Allen Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2019 15/07/2023
Claire Reed Elected by school staff 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Ruth Harrison Elected by parents 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Graham Carrick Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Sally Timmons Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2020 31/08/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Brian Cooper Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2019 21/05/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Alston Moor
Parliamentary constituency:
Penrith and The Border
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Eden 001
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Eden 001A

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