Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre

URN: 137241

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Maypole Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0EW
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Miles Bacon
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11 to 18
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URN: 137241, DfE number: 881/5413
UKPRN: 10034841
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 20 April 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:
Not Applicable, SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Oldham N/A 08/12/2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From To
Sharon Hausrath Appointed by academy members 17/07/2014 17/07/2050
Shane Waughman Appointed by academy members 06/01/2015 06/01/2050
Steven Paul Sheldrick Elected by parents 09/11/2018 09/11/2022
Rebecca Hennahane Elected by school staff 23/03/2018 23/03/2022
Emma Bowdidge Elected by school staff 06/10/2017 05/10/2021
Neal Phillips Appointed by GB/board 10/09/2018 10/09/2021
Alan Christopher Lazell Appointed by academy members 01/02/2018 31/01/2021
Colin Bigg Appointed by GB/board 05/12/2016 04/10/2020
Clare Bragg Appointed by GB/board 15/04/2012 14/04/2020
Alex Hens Elected by parents 08/10/2015 07/10/2019
Clare Surface Elected by school staff 08/10/2015 07/10/2019
Crystal Louise Wadsworth Elected by parents 05/10/2016 05/10/2019
Lewis Schnurr Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2015 31/07/2019


Name Appointed by From
David Crowe Appointed by academy members 08/07/2016
Elizabeth Oldham Appointed by academy members 08/12/2014
Miles Bacon Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 31/01/2011
Pauline Manning N/A 01/08/2011
Robbie Cowling Appointed by academy members 01/08/2011

Accounting officer

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M Bacon 01/01/1900 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Catherine Boyce 01/08/2011 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Debra Morgan Trustee Elected by school staff 14/11/2014 13/11/2018
Roger Verrall Trustee Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 19/10/2015 31/07/2018
Manuela Ward Trustee Elected by school staff 23/01/2014 22/01/2018
Manuela Ward Trustee Elected by school staff 14/02/2014 31/12/2017
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
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Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Colchester 020
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Colchester 020D

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