Establishment St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Toppesfield

URN: 115071

Voluntary controlled school

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Church Lane, Toppesfield, Halstead, Essex, CO9 4DS
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Stephanie Newland
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 115071, DfE number: 881/3015
UKPRN: 10072452
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 October 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Chelmsford
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
26 April 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
Helen Kent-Jackson Elected by parents 15 September 2017 15 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Gayle Scott Elected by school staff 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Shanaz Irum Daly Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Alexander Linsell-Clark Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Tristan Peniston-Bird Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 September 2019 10 September 2023
Richard William Bambridge Elected by parents 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Lynn Collard Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2009 31 October 2021
Richard Evers Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2017 20 September 2021
Helen Kent-Jackson Elected by parents 16 September 2013 15 September 2021
Stephanie Newland Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alexander Linsell-Clark Governor Elected by parents 7 October 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Braintree 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Braintree 001C

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