Establishment Sponne School

URN: 136488

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Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
Local authority:
Northamptonshire (928)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Jamie Clarke
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
Tove Learning Trust
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URN: 136488, DfE number: 928/4004
UKPRN: 10033021
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 03 October 2012)
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Emma Hay Not recorded Elected by parents 16/10/2019 15/10/2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Chris Watt Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12/06/2020 13/06/2024
Paula Challen Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2019 15/10/2023
Sue Wagstaff Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Tom Howe Not recorded Elected by school staff 18/07/2019 03/09/2023
Peter Williams Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2018 02/12/2022
Barbara Gundle Not recorded Elected by parents 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Klaus Bond Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Joanne Chitty Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/10/2017 15/10/2021
Iain Massey Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/03/2014 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Karyn Noy Local governor Elected by parents 16/10/2019 24/08/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East Midlands
South Northamptonshire
Towcester Mill
Parliamentary constituency:
South Northamptonshire
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
South Northamptonshire 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
South Northamptonshire 004E

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