Establishment Rawtenstall Newchurch Church of England Primary School

URN: 119390

Voluntary controlled school

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Dark Lane, Newchurch, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 7UA
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jane Thistlethwaite
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 119390, DfE number: 888/3113
UKPRN: 10069046
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 April 2015)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Manchester
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
2 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
Simone Cudworth Appointed by LA 30 April 2020 29 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Julie Ann Edmondson Elected by school staff 17 November 2020 16 November 2024
Stanley Alcock Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Nicola Denham Appointed by GB/board 30 April 2020 29 April 2024
Jane Thistlethwaite Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 29 April 2020 28 April 2024
Paula Trickett Elected by parents 21 November 2019 20 November 2023
Keeley Fenn Elected by parents 28 November 2018 27 November 2022
Christine Worrell Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 8 November 2018 7 November 2022
Carolyn Dutton Elected by parents 7 February 2018 7 February 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Anthony Abbey Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 14 June 2017 13 June 2021
Gemma World Governor Elected by school staff 14 November 2016 13 November 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Rossendale 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Rossendale 010A

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