Establishment St Thomas of Canterbury Church of England Aided Infant School

URN: 115184

Voluntary aided school

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Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9BX
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Caroline L'Estrange
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 115184, DfE number: 881/3622
UKPRN: 10080356
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 30 June 2009)
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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
17 November 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
Neil Cooper Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 August 2018 19 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Paula Shepheard Elected by school staff 24 June 2021 23 June 2025
Richard Laws Elected by parents 8 June 2021 7 June 2025
Miroslav Unipan Foundation/sponsor members 18 December 2020 17 December 2024
John Gowlett Foundation/sponsor members 11 July 2019 10 July 2023
Carol Cowlard Appointed by LA 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Elishia Cole Elected by parents 1 December 2018 30 November 2022
Mark North Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 27 November 2018 26 November 2022
Neil Cooper Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 August 2018 19 August 2022
Deirdre Allee Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 August 2018 5 August 2022
Caroline L'Estrange Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 30 March 2018 29 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Howard Governor Foundation/sponsor members 11 October 2017 11 October 2021
Liz Lynch Governor Elected by parents 22 March 2017 21 March 2021
Cally Shanley Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 23 January 2017 22 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Brentwood North
Parliamentary constituency
Brentwood and Ongar
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Brentwood 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Brentwood 004A
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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