Establishment Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

URN: 136307

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Surley Row, Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8LR
Local authority
Reading (870)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Rachel Cave
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 136307, DfE number: 870/4020
UKPRN: 10032203
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 2 October 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 November 2010
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
6 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Arttu Rajantie Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 22 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Arttu Rajantie Elected by parents 13 December 2013 1 January 2025
Marco Cuttin Elected by parents 1 November 2017 1 January 2025
Ronel Sadler Elected by school staff 24 September 2013 1 January 2025
Sabiha Saddiqui Elected by parents 1 November 2017 1 January 2025
Simon Lovelock Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2017 1 January 2025
Caroline Foulkes Elected by parents 1 December 2020 30 November 2024
Wayne Edwards Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024


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Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Rachel Cave 15 April 2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Dorothy Company 1 September 2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Stevens Trustee Elected by school staff 19 December 2016 31 August 2021
Corinna Taylor Trustee Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 31 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Reading East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Reading 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Reading 002E
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