Establishment Decoy Primary School

URN: 113209

Community school

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Deer Park Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1DH
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Heather Poustie
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 113209, DfE number: 878/2431
UKPRN: 10070855
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 30 November 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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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 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Simon Barnes Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2021 11 October 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Sandra Cartwright Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2021 10 October 2025
Andrew McKenzie Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2021 22 September 2025
Ruth Shoare Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2020 6 December 2024
Kate Eames Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 5 October 2024
Ruth Dennis Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 5 October 2024
Oliver Laity Appointed by GB/board 21 March 2020 20 March 2024
Craig Veal Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Gillian Louise Quantrell Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Paul Evemy Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 15 October 2018 14 October 2022
Heather Poustie Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Simon Barnes Governor Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2017 15 October 2021
Paul Reynolds Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2017 28 September 2021
Keith Moore Chair of governors Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 October 2019 31 August 2021
Christopher Winfield Governor Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2018 31 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
Newton Abbot
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Teignbridge 015
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Teignbridge 015D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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