Establishment Bishops Tawton Primary School

URN: 113134

Foundation school

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School Lane, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0AE
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Melanie Smallwood
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 113134, DfE number: 878/2211
UKPRN: 10066591
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
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
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Simon Mills Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2020 7 November 2024
Stephen Minall Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25 January 2020 24 January 2024
Hannah Harrington Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 March 2019 25 March 2023
Eleanor Harrison Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2019 14 January 2023
Peter Ong Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2018 29 March 2022
Jamie MacDonald-Murray Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 March 2018 26 March 2022
Melanie Smallwood Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 April 2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Chris Norman Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2017 26 September 2021
Chloe James Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 September 2017 25 September 2021
Lisa Weatherly-Taylor Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 October 2016 10 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
North Devon
Parliamentary constituency
North Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Devon 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Devon 012E
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