Establishment St Francis CofE Primary School

URN: 134151

Voluntary aided school

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Aiken Road, Taw Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 1UH
Local authority:
Swindon (866)
Mrs Joy Farrell
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3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 134151, DfE number: 866/3460
UKPRN: 10079186
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 15 March 2012)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Bristol
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
New Provision
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Soady Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/05/2016 22/05/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Linda Pope Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/07/2017 04/07/2021
Raymond William Adams Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/07/2017 04/07/2021
Sreepriya Gangadharan Elected by parents 30/06/2017 30/06/2021
Timothy Wakley Appointed by GB/board 04/04/2017 04/04/2021
Rebekah Murphy Elected by parents 17/01/2017 17/01/2021
Elizabeth Read Foundation/sponsor members 12/12/2016 12/12/2020
Julie Hailstone Foundation/sponsor members 12/12/2016 12/12/2020
Joy Farrell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2012 30/11/2020
Elizabeth Tunley Elected by parents 15/11/2016 15/11/2020
Lindsay Wood Elected by school staff 15/11/2016 15/11/2020
Glenn Smith Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/04/2016 15/04/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Helen Jenkins Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/03/2015 04/03/2019
Rachel Saunders Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/03/2015 04/03/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Priory Vale
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Swindon
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Swindon 027
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Swindon 027C

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