Establishment Balcarras School

URN: 136474

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Academy trust: THE BALCARRAS TRUST

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Address
East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 8QF
Local authority
Gloucestershire (916)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Dominic Burke
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy trust
THE BALCARRAS TRUST
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136474, DfE number: 916/5408
UKPRN: 10032991
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01242515881
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 21 May 2014)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1375
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 February 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
4.8%
Date last changed / confirmed
24 January 2023
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Howard Kellett Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2019 1 July 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Dominic Burke Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2030
Karen Holdsworth Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Pak Wai Hung Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2022 1 March 2026
Paul Jonathan Meathrel Not recorded Elected by parents 21 February 2022 21 February 2026
Rik Boulton Not recorded Elected by parents 20 February 2022 20 February 2026
Claire Varlet-Baker Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 14 September 2021 13 September 2025
Adrienne Joanne Niblett Not recorded Elected by school staff 8 March 2021 7 March 2025
Amy Clare Lilley-Stewart Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 January 2021 19 January 2025
Peter Mitchener Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 29 June 2024
Clare Shields Not recorded Elected by school staff 11 January 2021 11 January 2024
Gavin Thomas Not recorded Elected by parents 26 November 2019 25 November 2023
Laura Williams Not recorded Elected by parents 26 November 2019 25 November 2023
Chris Hansen Not recorded Elected by parents 22 May 2019 21 May 2023

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Holdsworth Local governor Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2018 3 December 2022
Pak Wai Hung Local governor Elected by parents 21 February 2018 20 February 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Cheltenham
Ward
Charlton Kings
Parliamentary constituency
Cheltenham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000013
Easting
397054
Northing
220310
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cheltenham 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheltenham 012G
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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.