Establishment Northaw Church of England Primary School

URN: 117569

Voluntary aided school

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Vineyards Road, Northaw, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 4PB
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Shirley Whales
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 117569, DfE number: 919/5209
UKPRN: 10077366
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 December 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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
Date last changed / confirmed
11 May 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
Catherine Williams Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 20 September 2019 31 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Christopher Kilgour Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 30 October 2017 29 October 2025
Jemina Watts Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 July 2020 15 July 2024
Joanne Thankey Elected by parents 11 November 2019 10 November 2023
Shirley Barbara Whales Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Sonja Winborn Elected by parents 7 January 2019 6 January 2023
Jean Beech Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 10 December 2018 9 December 2022
Helen Melidoro Foundation/sponsor members 25 January 2018 24 January 2022
Elizabeth Jane Cullingford Elected by school staff 12 January 2018 11 January 2022
Daniel Ruge-Cope Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 25 September 2017 24 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Adam Wilson Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 20 March 2017 17 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Welwyn Hatfield
Northaw and Cuffley
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Welwyn Hatfield 016A

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