Establishment Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

URN: 136981

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Queens Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1AR
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Karen Salter
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136981, DfE number: 866/5211
UKPRN: 10034640
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 3 October 2019)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Clifton
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2011
Reason establishment opened
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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
8 September 2021
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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Marguerite Holliday Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2017 31 December 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Robin Christian Elected by school staff 30 March 2021 29 March 2025
Sheila d'Costa Elected by school staff 20 March 2021 19 March 2025
Ross Paone Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 January 2021 7 January 2025
Doris Kole Elected by parents 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Paul Wright Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Julia D'Souza Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 August 2020 3 August 2024
Len Mochan Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 April 2020 23 April 2024
Ben Starczewski Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Karen Salter Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 24 March 2021 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Declan Lang Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 7 July 2011
Marguerite Holliday Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 1 January 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Karen Salter 4 November 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Karen Salter 4 November 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Clifford Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 February 2020 28 May 2021
Andrew Henstridge Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 1 March 2021
Sheila D'Costa Trustee Elected by school staff 1 January 2017 30 December 2020
Andrew Henstridge Accounting officer N/A 1 April 2020 3 November 2020
Karen Salter Chief financial officer N/A 1 April 2020 3 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
South Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swindon 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swindon 017A
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School capacity

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