Establishment The Taunton Academy

URN: 136193

Academy sponsor led

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Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr John Eddy
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Richard Huish College
Gender of entry:
URN: 136193, DfE number: 933/6905
UKPRN: 10030944
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 26 September 2018)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Bath and Wells
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Chris Ormrod Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/05/2015 30/11/2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Sarah Hancock Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/05/2015 28/06/2023
Shelagh Pritchard Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/05/2019 21/05/2023
Lorraine Heath Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/05/2015 30/11/2022
Marcus Kinnier Paul Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06/09/2018 30/09/2022
Ian Rowswell Not recorded Elected by parents 03/05/2015 31/05/2022
Jen Veal Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 05/01/2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Gould Local governor Elected by parents 20/07/2016 30/09/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Parliamentary constituency:
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Taunton Deane 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Taunton Deane 004E

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