Establishment West Somerset College

URN: 136791

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Bircham Road, Alcombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6AY
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Gregg Mockridge
Phase of education
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Academy sponsor
Bridgwater College Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136791, DfE number: 933/4291
UKPRN: 10033787
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 March 2020)
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Religious character
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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 June 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
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Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Martina Forster Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2016 31 August 2024

Local governors

Local governors
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Deborah Shelley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Geoffrey Dibble Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Paul Widgery Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 October 2020 4 October 2024
Jane Catherine Armstrong Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 June 2020 7 June 2024
Michelle Louise Butterworth Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2018 2 October 2022
Gregg Mockridge Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 26 April 2019 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Parliamentary constituency
Bridgwater and West Somerset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Somerset 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Somerset 002A
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