Abbeyfield School

URN: 131969

Community school

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Stanley Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3XB
Local authority:
Wiltshire (865)
Mr Ian Tucker
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11 to 19
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 131969, DfE number: 865/4000
UKPRN: 10009479
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 16 March 2017)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Trish Chilton Appointed by GB/board 05/09/2018 04/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ian Robert Tucker Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/10/2014 30/09/2025
Patrick Wintour Appointed by GB/board 28/06/2018 27/06/2022
Mark Pierson Appointed by GB/board 18/07/2018 17/07/2021
Mark Carter Appointed by GB/board 28/06/2018 27/06/2021
Natalie Martindale Appointed by GB/board 28/06/2018 27/06/2021
Simon William Weston Appointed by GB/board 14/03/2018 13/03/2021
Nicola Louise Walton Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2017 28/11/2020
Christopher Brake Elected by parents 11/11/2016 10/11/2020
Sarah Slater Elected by parents 03/11/2016 02/11/2020
Alan Charles Paddock Appointed by GB/board 06/09/2017 05/09/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Bonita Jean Evans Governor Elected by school staff 02/12/2014 18/07/2018
Eleri Jay Crowly Governor Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2016 16/05/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Chippenham Hardens and England
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Wiltshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wiltshire 013
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wiltshire 013A

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