Establishment Selby Abbey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 121586

Voluntary controlled school

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New Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4QB
Local authority
North Yorkshire (815)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jo Jennings
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 121586, DfE number: 815/3268
UKPRN: 10080606
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 October 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of York
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
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
John Weetman Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 5 April 2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From To
Sue Blair Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2021 21 September 2025
Susan Thomson Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 September 2021 19 September 2025
Neil Woodhall Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2021 1 March 2025
Sally Sullivan Elected by school staff 28 September 2020 28 September 2024
Matthew Gerdes-Hansen Elected by parents 23 January 2020 22 January 2024
Thomas Shakesby Appointed by GB/board 23 January 2020 22 January 2024
Lisa Beaston Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2019 19 April 2023
Jackie Horner Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Louise Dunn Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Nikola Idle Elected by parents 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Jo Jennings Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Peter Campbell Governor Elected by parents 5 November 2019 1 July 2021
Steve Shawwright Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29 June 2017 29 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Selby East
Parliamentary constituency
Selby and Ainsty
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Selby 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Selby 005D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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