Great Torrington School

URN: 137228

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Calvesford Road, Torrington, Devon, EX38 7DJ
Local authority:
Devon (878)
Andrew Bloodworth
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11 to 16
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URN: 137228, DfE number: 878/4055
UKPRN: 10034538
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 29 November 2016)
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No boarders
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Ian Michael Newberry Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2017 08/03/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Jane Anstee Elected by school staff 04/12/2018 04/12/2022
Rachel Higgs Elected by school staff 02/10/2018 02/10/2022
Lucy Fitzgerald Appointed by GB/board 19/04/2018 18/04/2022
Samantha Meeson Appointed by GB/board 18/04/2018 17/04/2022
Annette Dapp Appointed by GB/board 03/07/2017 02/07/2021
Peter John Villiers Appointed by academy members 20/05/2013 19/05/2021
Douglas Michael Smith Appointed by academy members 12/01/2017 11/01/2021
Karen Lucy Meardon Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/11/2016 30/10/2020
Christine Wall Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 19/10/2015 18/10/2019
Ian Newberry Elected by parents 09/03/2015 08/03/2019
Paul Jarrett Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 09/03/2015 08/03/2019


Name Appointed by From
Ian Newberry Elected by parents 09/03/2015
Lucy Fitzgerald Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 19/04/2018
Paul Jarrett Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 09/03/2015
Peter Villiers Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 20/05/2013
Samantha Meeson Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 18/04/2018

Accounting officer

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Tracey Amos 01/08/2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Susanne Marie Kiff 03/04/2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Hemsworth Trustee Elected by parents 19/01/2015 18/01/2019
Simon Robilliard Trustee Elected by school staff 23/10/2014 22/10/2018
Chris Ward Chief financial officer N/A 08/07/2011 02/04/2018
Hannah Pettifer Trustee Elected by school staff 24/03/2014 23/03/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Torridge and West Devon
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Torridge 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Torridge 006D

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