Establishment Thurston Community College

URN: 124802

Community school

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Norton Road, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3PB
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Diane Helen Wilson
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 124802, DfE number: 935/4024
UKPRN: 10006910
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 March 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
15 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Elizabeth Dunn Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2014 18 October 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Tony Saggers Elected by parents 6 November 2020 6 November 2024
Helen Aitchison Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Cler Hobbs Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2019 12 December 2023
Grania Smith Elected by school staff 20 October 2020 20 October 2023
Angela Branfield Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 1 September 2023
Andrew Smith Appointed by LA 12 July 2019 12 July 2023
Jo John Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2019 13 February 2023
Alice Evans Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2014 18 October 2022
Robert Lenko Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2014 18 October 2022
Fiona Louise Macaulay Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2018 17 October 2022
Tanya-Jane Sturman Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2018 17 October 2022
Robert Davie Appointed by GB/board 24 May 2018 23 May 2022
Diane Helen Wilson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2005 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Angela Branfield Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
David Webdale Governor Elected by school staff 1 September 2016 30 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Mid Suffolk
Parliamentary constituency
Bury St Edmunds
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mid Suffolk 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mid Suffolk 004D

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