Establishment Woolsery Primary School

URN: 113176

Foundation school

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Woolsery, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5QS
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Matt Cole
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 113176, DfE number: 878/2254
UKPRN: 10077471
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 March 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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
8 September 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
Sarah Louise Broom Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 June 2019 11 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Dianne Bennett Appointed by LA 14 July 2021 13 July 2025
Elizabeth Eleanor Nisbet Elected by parents 13 July 2021 12 July 2025
Robert Ewan Wallis Elected by parents 13 July 2021 12 July 2025
Emma Mcguire Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 November 2020 18 November 2024
Ben Trevor Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2019 25 November 2023
Kathryn Bass Foundation/sponsor members 6 November 2019 5 November 2023
Susanne Nicola Kersey Elected by school staff 24 September 2019 23 September 2023
Sarah Louise Broom Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 June 2019 11 June 2023
Siobhan Brennan Elected by parents 25 February 2019 24 February 2023
Matthew Cole Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2007 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca Louise Vickerstaff Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25 March 2021 13 July 2021
Dianne Bennett Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 6 June 2017 5 June 2021
Tracy Buckley Chair of governors Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 24 September 2019 29 March 2021
James Cann Governor Elected by parents 7 November 2016 6 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
Torridge and West Devon
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)
Torridge 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torridge 005A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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