Establishment St James' Church of England Primary School Blackburn

URN: 119502

Voluntary aided school

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Earl Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8EG
Local authority:
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Doug Stitcher
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 119502, DfE number: 889/3468
UKPRN: 10073446
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 13 June 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Blackburn
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
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Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
John Duckworth Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2017 21/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Janet Chester Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/09/2016 31/08/2024
Garth Hodgkinson Appointed by LA 05/12/2019 05/12/2023
Sadiq Patel Appointed by GB/board 17/03/2017 26/11/2023
Uzma Laher Elected by parents 30/09/2019 30/09/2023
Carol Coombes Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/09/2015 03/09/2023
Michael Duckworth Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30/09/2016 04/07/2023
James Cameron Elected by school staff 23/04/2019 23/04/2023
Alison Spencer Appointed by foundation/Trust 29/10/2018 29/10/2022
Shabbir Adam Elected by parents 19/10/2017 19/10/2021
Tracie Harrison Appointed by GB/board 28/02/2017 28/02/2021
Doug Stitcher Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2021 Not recorded
Sarah Gill Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 18/11/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Philip John Morgan Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2007 31/12/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Shear Brow & Corporation Park
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 004D

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