Establishment The Blue School

URN: 137285

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Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2NR
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Mr Mark Woodlock
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11 to 18
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URN: 137285, DfE number: 933/4504
UKPRN: 10034794
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 October 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Bath and Wells
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Walker Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 18/09/2013 16/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Houlton Appointed by GB/board 30/11/2018 29/11/2022
Elizabeth Ramsay Elected by parents 08/02/2018 07/02/2022
Jane Gardiner Elected by parents 08/02/2018 07/02/2022
David Hiscox Appointed by academy members 25/10/2013 11/12/2021
Keith Phimister Elected by parents 19/12/2013 07/12/2021
Pete Hoddinott Elected by parents 19/12/2013 07/12/2021
Allan Jamieson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/06/2017 08/06/2021
Jennifer Warnock Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/06/2017 08/06/2021
Katrina Bradley Appointed by academy members 09/03/2013 07/03/2021
Alison Richards Appointed by foundation/Trust 08/01/2016 07/01/2020
Mark Woodlock Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 Not recorded
Samuel Denyer Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 07/12/2017 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Elizabeth Walker Original (signatory) members 18/09/2013
Pete Hoddinott Original (signatory) members 19/12/2013

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Mark Woodlock 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robert Salt 17/08/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mike Tucker Trustee Appointed by academy members 17/11/2014 16/11/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Wells Central
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Mendip 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Mendip 008A

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