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
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 11
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: 04 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
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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
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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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) 05/04/2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From To
Sally Sullivan Elected by school staff 28/09/2020 28/09/2024
Neil Woodhall Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2020 01/09/2024
Matthew Gerdes-Hansen Elected by parents 23/01/2020 22/01/2024
Thomas Shakesby Appointed by GB/board 23/01/2020 22/01/2024
Peter Campbell Elected by parents 05/11/2019 04/11/2023
Susan Thomson Appointed by GB/board 11/07/2019 10/07/2023
Lisa Beaston Appointed by GB/board 20/04/2019 19/04/2023
Jackie Horner Appointed by GB/board 22/11/2018 21/11/2022
Louise Dunn Appointed by GB/board 22/11/2018 21/11/2022
Nikola Idle Elected by parents 22/11/2018 21/11/2022
Steve Shawwright Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29/06/2017 29/06/2021
Jo Jennings Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Debbie Ward Governor Elected by school staff 28/09/2016 14/09/2020
Jacqueline Engelhart Governor Foundation/sponsor members 30/11/2009 09/07/2020
Shaun Donaghy Governor Appointed by GB/board 05/10/2016 21/01/2020
Matthew Webb Governor Elected by parents 20/03/2016 21/11/2019
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:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Selby 005
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Selby 005D

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