Establishment Merriott First School

URN: 123654

Community school

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Church Street, Merriott, Somerset, TA16 5PT
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Ms Anne Higginbotham
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 123654, DfE number: 933/2046
UKPRN: 10078804
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 March 2016)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Rosemary Tutcher Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 25/06/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Penny Harvey Appointed by GB/board 11/11/2019 10/11/2023
Stephen Bateman Appointed by GB/board 11/11/2019 10/11/2023
Natasha Rand Elected by parents 29/06/2018 28/06/2022
Bridget Reader Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2017 05/11/2021
Heather Copping Elected by school staff 26/06/2017 25/06/2021
Hilary Daynes Foundation/sponsor members 26/06/2017 25/06/2021
Jonathan Morris Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 26/06/2017 25/06/2021
Robert Harwood Smith Appointed by GB/board 26/06/2017 25/06/2021
Sophie Thompson Elected by parents 26/06/2017 25/06/2021
Anne Higginbotham Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
South Somerset
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
South Somerset 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
South Somerset 017A

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