Establishment Banks St Stephen's CofE School

URN: 119384

Voluntary controlled school

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Greaves Hall Avenue, Banks, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8BL
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Joanne Owen
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 119384, DfE number: 888/3098
UKPRN: 10072077
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 21 March 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Liverpool
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
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Date last changed / confirmed
14 September 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
Richard Sharples Elected by parents 8 May 2018 7 May 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Emma McQuirk Elected by school staff 1 November 2020 31 October 2024
Sonya Robinson Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2019 17 October 2023
Craig Abram Elected by parents 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
Liam O'Brien Appointed by LA 20 June 2019 19 June 2023
Thomas Wilson Cropper Foundation/sponsor members 1 May 2014 30 April 2022
Kathleen Clarke Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Joanne Owen 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
Richard Sharples Governor Elected by parents 8 May 2018 31 August 2021
Sean Marsden Governor Elected by parents 6 October 2020 31 August 2021
Sylvia Berrill Governor Foundation/sponsor members 1 July 2014 31 August 2021
Tess Menis Governor Elected by parents 3 October 2019 31 August 2021
Thomas Wilson Cropper Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 1 May 2014 31 August 2021
Emma McQuirk Governor Elected by school staff 1 November 2016 31 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
West Lancashire
North Meols
Parliamentary constituency
South Ribble
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Lancashire 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Lancashire 002A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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