Establishment Friars Grove Primary School

URN: 114761

Community school

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Upland Drive, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0PZ
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Susan Shipp
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114761, DfE number: 881/2075
UKPRN: 10073227
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 22 February 2018)
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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
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Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of resourced provision:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Rodney Goody Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2018 31/08/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Margaret Elizabeth Branfield Appointed by GB/board 12/03/2020 12/03/2024
Sarah Louise Monks Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 13/03/2023
Rhoslynn Elizabeth Frost Appointed by GB/board 04/02/2019 04/02/2023
Hilary Saunders Appointed by GB/board 24/11/2018 24/11/2022
Helen McCombe Appointed by GB/board 30/09/2018 30/09/2022
Martyn Mellis Appointed by GB/board 30/09/2018 30/09/2022
Jeremy Gush Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2018 31/08/2022
Susan Shipp Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 20/07/2022
Ian Levinson Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2016 03/04/2022
Mark Pettit Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2017 29/11/2021
Toni Marie Copp Elected by school staff 29/11/2019 29/11/2021
Laura Marie Sargent Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2017 31/08/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Baker Governor Appointed by GB/board 30/09/2016 30/09/2020
Gemma Andrews Governor Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2016 03/04/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
St Anne's and St John's
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Colchester 022
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Colchester 022B

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