Sheldon School

URN: 136632

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Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ
Local authority:
Wiltshire (865)
Mr Neil Spurdell
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11 to 18
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URN: 136632, DfE number: 865/5404
UKPRN: 10033350
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 06 June 2017)
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No boarders
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No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
HI - Hearing Impairment
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Resource Provision
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Megan Jones Appointed by GB/board 27/01/2016 27/01/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Craig Stewart Holden Elected by parents 26/10/2018 25/10/2022
Kevin Mark Pearce Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2018 29/03/2022
Louise Carver Elected by parents 16/03/2018 16/03/2022
Debbie Anne Andrews Elected by school staff 21/01/2018 21/01/2022
Karen Patricia Sayers Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2013 04/10/2021
Susan Margaret Brentnall Elected by parents 25/04/2013 08/05/2021
Carol Ann Cradock Appointed by GB/board 05/04/2017 05/04/2021
Stuart David Walker Elected by parents 10/02/2017 10/02/2021
Elizabeth Katherine Manzi Elected by school staff 14/11/2016 14/11/2020
Catharine Lucy Biggs Appointed by GB/board 05/10/2016 05/10/2020
Margaret Sharon Wilson Elected by school staff 14/07/2016 14/07/2020
Peter Charles Story Appointed by GB/board 25/05/2016 25/05/2020
Judith Ann Vosper Elected by parents 10/12/2015 10/12/2019
Katherine Eira Hathaway Elected by parents 29/06/2015 29/06/2019
Trevor Ian Sparrow Elected by school staff 19/06/2015 19/06/2019
Thomas Geoffrey Jacques Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/05/2015 01/05/2019
Caroline Jane Hiorns Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/03/2015 01/03/2019
Neil Charles Spurdell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Carol Cradock N/A 09/12/2015
Caroline Hiorns N/A 09/12/2015
Dominic Fraser Corrywright Appointed by GB/board 15/03/2017
Karen Sayers N/A 09/12/2015
Louise Carver Appointed by GB/board 17/10/2017
Megan Jones N/A 09/12/2015
Peter Story N/A 09/12/2015
Tom Jacques N/A 09/12/2015

Accounting officer

Name From To
Neil Spurdell 13/02/2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Name From To
James Couchman 12/08/2014 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Caroline Estella Fowke Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2014 01/10/2018
Alison Mary Noble Trustee Elected by parents 23/05/2016 02/03/2018
Louise Carver Trustee Elected by parents 07/03/2014 02/03/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Chippenham Hardenhuish
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wiltshire 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wiltshire 009E

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