Establishment The Community College, Bishop's Castle

URN: 123564

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Brampton Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AY
Local authority
Shropshire (893)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Reuben Thorley
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 123564, DfE number: 893/4376
UKPRN: 10001581
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 June 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
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
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
6 September 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
Peter Sargent Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2020 24 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Rod Blaine Appointed by GB/board 9 May 2016 9 December 2024
Shona Glover Appointed by GB/board 14 September 2020 13 September 2024
Andrew Smith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30 March 2020 29 March 2024
Amy Lambart Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 9 December 2023
Keith Whiddon Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2015 22 September 2023
Josh Dickin Appointed by GB/board 28 June 2015 28 June 2023
Andrew Kirk Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 10 December 2022
Lawrence Gittins Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 10 December 2022
Alana Lane Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2018 30 September 2022
Bernard Edwards Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2018 30 September 2022
Jean Shirley Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 September 2018 30 September 2022
James Sparkes Appointed by GB/board 28 July 2012 9 July 2022
Clare Russell Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2017 4 December 2021
Sandy Russell Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2017 4 December 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Bishop's Castle
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Shropshire 030
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Shropshire 030A
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