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: 01 March 2016)
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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:
HI - Hearing Impairment
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Resource Provision
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Liz Palfrey Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/12/2014 14/12/2018

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michelle Little Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 18/10/2018 17/10/2022
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
Julie Shergold Not recorded Elected by parents 07/03/2016 06/03/2020
Roland Pease Not recorded Elected by parents 07/03/2016 06/03/2020
Maria de Nuevo Not recorded Elected by school staff 22/02/2016 21/02/2020
Phil Bulman Not recorded Elected by parents 15/12/2014 14/12/2018
James Povoas Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Chamunorwa Clayton Ndoro Local governor Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2015 14/12/2017
Sheena Elizabeth Smith Local governor Elected by parents 27/11/2013 26/11/2017
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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