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
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 112378, DfE number: 909/4011
UKPRN: 10017461
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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
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
19 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

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


Name Appointed by From To
Jim McCarry Appointed by GB/board 9 September 2020 8 September 2024
Patricia Sharples Appointed by GB/board 9 September 2020 8 September 2024
Natalie Hewett Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2019 21 November 2023
Sheila Wyatt Appointed by GB/board 9 September 2019 8 September 2023
Glad Allen Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 15 July 2023
Claire Reed Elected by school staff 27 November 2018 26 November 2022
Ruth Harrison Elected by parents 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Graham Carrick Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Sally Timmons Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 31 August 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Brian Cooper Governor Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 8 December 2020
Brian Cooper Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 21 May 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
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Eden 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Eden 001A

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