Establishment Layer-de-la-Haye Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 115080

Voluntary controlled school

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High Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0DS
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Donna Gaffney
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 115080, DfE number: 881/3026
UKPRN: 10071003
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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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
16 March 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
Katharine Evans Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2020 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From To
David Cash Appointed by GB/board 23 March 2021 22 March 2025
Linda Batho Smoothy Appointed by LA 16 November 2020 25 November 2024
Wendy Walker Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2020 15 November 2024
Philip Hurst Appointed by GB/board 21 March 2016 21 March 2024
Pamela Wright Appointed by GB/board 20 March 2020 19 March 2024
Vivien Jack Appointed by LA 5 February 2020 5 February 2024
Emily Harris Elected by parents 24 October 2019 24 October 2023
Lee White Elected by parents 1 April 2019 1 April 2023
Craig Last Elected by parents 18 November 2018 18 November 2022
Richard Moxon Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 28 September 2018 27 September 2022
Tracy Baxter Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 10 October 2021
Donna Gaffney Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alistair Woodcock Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2010 13 December 2020
Rosemary Gissler-Weber Governor Foundation/sponsor members 19 March 2012 16 November 2020
David Jones Chair of governors Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 3 December 2012 31 August 2020
Tiffany Tiddy Governor Elected by school staff 6 November 2017 19 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Marks Tey and Layer
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Colchester 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 019C

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Free school meals

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