Establishment Preston St Matthew's Church of England Primary School

URN: 119603

Voluntary aided school

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New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5XB
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Mark Mackley
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 119603, DfE number: 888/3636
UKPRN: 10072052
Establishment status
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 29 November 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
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 December 2021
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 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
James Atkinson Foundation/sponsor members 29 November 2021 28 November 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Irene Hanson Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 November 2021 15 November 2025
Jane Smith Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Natallie Towers Elected by parents 18 February 2021 17 February 2025
James Chagas Elected by school staff 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Dan Freeman Foundation/sponsor members 12 November 2020 11 November 2024
Nancy Hill Talbot Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 October 2019 24 October 2023
Halima Master Elected by parents 2 April 2019 1 April 2023
Colin Addison Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2014 31 October 2022
Alistair McHaffie Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 April 2018 9 April 2022
Tahir Hussain Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 23 July 2013 29 January 2022
Mark Mackley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 23 April 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
James Alan Atkinson Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 November 2013 28 November 2021
Julie Copeland Governor Elected by school staff 11 November 2019 30 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
St Matthew's
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Preston 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Preston 014C
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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