Establishment The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College

URN: 137160

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Inverary Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ
Local authority:
Swindon (866)
Mr James Povoas
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
The White Horse Federation
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URN: 137160, DfE number: 866/5417
UKPRN: 10034817
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 04 March 2020)
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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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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Resourced provision
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Liz Palfrey Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/12/2018 09/12/2022

Local governors

Local governors
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Roland Pease Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2020 04/02/2024
Rebecca Goddard Not recorded Elected by parents 01/01/2020 31/12/2023
Katie Dent Not recorded Elected by school staff 16/10/2019 15/10/2023
Ben Jankinson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2019 31/03/2023
Martin Taphouse Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2019 31/03/2023
Deirdre Vincent Not recorded Elected by school staff 14/05/2018 13/05/2022
Gareth Mullen Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29/03/2018 28/03/2022
James Povoas Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Phil Bulman Local governor Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2018 16/09/2020
Dale Townsend Local governor Elected by parents 09/03/2020 28/08/2020
Pam Hicks Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2019 28/06/2020
Roland Pease Local governor Elected by parents 07/03/2016 06/03/2020
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
Parliamentary Constituency:
South Swindon
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Swindon 025
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Swindon 025B

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