Establishment 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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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

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Neal Phillips Appointed by academy members 23/09/2019 23/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Sharon Hausrath Appointed by academy members 17/07/2014 17/07/2050
Alan Christopher Lazell Appointed by academy members 01/02/2018 31/01/2050
Shane Waughman Appointed by academy members 06/01/2015 06/01/2050
Lesley Church McDonald Elected by parents 13/12/2019 12/12/2023
Matthew O'Grady Elected by parents 13/12/2019 12/12/2023
Crystal Louise Wadsworth Appointed by LA 12/12/2019 11/12/2023
Edward Turner Elected by school staff 18/11/2019 17/11/2023
Roger Verrall Elected by school staff 18/11/2019 17/11/2023
Alex Hens Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2019 23/09/2023
Clare Bragg Appointed by GB/board 16/03/2020 15/03/2023
Debra Morgan Elected by school staff 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Steven Paul Sheldrick Elected by parents 09/11/2018 09/11/2022
Timothy Weymouth Elected by parents 09/11/2018 09/11/2022
Rebecca Hennahane Elected by school staff 23/03/2018 23/03/2022


Name Appointed by From
David Crowe Appointed by academy members 08/07/2016
Miles Bacon Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 31/01/2011
Neal Phillips Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 23/09/2019
Robbie Cowling Appointed by academy members 01/08/2011
Stephen Robert Cook Appointed by academy members 15/07/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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M Bacon 01/01/1900 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Catherine Boyce 01/08/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Clare Bragg Trustee Appointed by GB/board 15/04/2012 14/04/2020
Clare Surface Trustee Elected by school staff 08/10/2015 07/10/2019
Neal Phillips Trustee Appointed by GB/board 10/09/2018 08/09/2019
Elizabeth Oldham Chair of trustees Appointed by academy members 08/12/2014 31/08/2019
Emma Bowdidge Trustee Elected by school staff 06/10/2017 31/08/2019
Lewis Schnurr Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2015 31/07/2019
Pauline Manning Member Original (signatory) members 01/08/2011 23/07/2019
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
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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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