Establishment The Spires College

URN: 113526

Foundation school

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Address
Westlands Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE
Local authority
Torbay (880)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Alex Newton
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 113526, DfE number: 880/4117
UKPRN: 10007450
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01803400660
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 20 April 2017)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1109
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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28.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
3 January 2023
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
20
Resourced provision capacity
23
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
Paul Pearson Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Amanda Evans Elected by school staff 23 September 2022 23 September 2026
David Harding Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2021 24 November 2025
Caroline Leigh Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2021 24 September 2025
Michaela Hayfield Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2021 24 September 2025
Alan Tyerman Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Helen Prince Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Alex Newton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jim Blackwell Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 23 September 2022
Charlotte Fisk Governor Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2017 22 July 2022
Susie Ray Governor Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 18 February 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Torbay
Ward
St Marychurch
Parliamentary constituency
Torbay
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000027
Easting
291992
Northing
65076
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Torbay 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torbay 005B
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The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

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Free school meals

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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.