Establishment Thomas Russell Junior School

URN: 124150

Community school

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Gilmour Lane, Barton-Under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8EU
Local authority
Staffordshire (860)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Shelley Sharpe
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 124150, DfE number: 860/2326
UKPRN: 10075100
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 January 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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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
15 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Terry Wells Appointed by GB/board 1 January 1996 4 February 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Claire Branson Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2037
Shelley Sharpe Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 23 May 2005 31 August 2037
Helen Whitby Elected by parents 16 December 2020 15 December 2024
Jennifer Hill Elected by parents 16 December 2020 15 December 2024
Helen Gobran Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
Thomas Clamp Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
Jujar Singh Elected by parents 25 November 2019 25 November 2023
Jane Budge Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2018 3 December 2022
Peter Madill Elected by parents 3 December 2018 3 December 2022
Louise Vardy Elected by school staff 19 January 2018 18 January 2022
Rosie Whiteford Elected by parents 2 November 2017 1 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Esther Ashton Governor Elected by parents 3 December 2018 16 October 2020
Timothy Gee Governor Elected by parents 1 December 2017 12 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
East Staffordshire
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Staffordshire 015
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Staffordshire 015D
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Free school meals

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