Establishment Ridgewood School

URN: 137603

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Barnsley Road, Scawsby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7UB
Local authority
Doncaster (371)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Peirson
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137603, DfE number: 371/4033
UKPRN: 10035482
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 13 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 November 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
8 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Andrew Grace Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2018 2 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Dominic Carlin Elected by school staff 26 June 2017 25 June 2025
Jean Denise Pickerill Appointed by academy members 26 April 2021 25 April 2025
Marc Richard Clements Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 30 November 2024
David Andrew Grace Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2016 2 October 2024
Ian Harmer Appointed by academy members 8 May 2020 7 May 2024
Sally Ann Wild Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 February 2020 25 February 2024
Galit Sharpe Elected by parents 23 November 2018 22 November 2022
Andrew Richard Peirson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2021 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
David Andrew Grace Appointed by academy members 17 July 2017
Ian Harmer Appointed by academy members 16 April 2021
Stuart Cameron Cousins Appointed by academy members 24 September 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Andrew Richard Peirson 1 January 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Victoria Thomas 1 June 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Tomkinson Chief financial officer N/A 1 November 2011 31 May 2021
Stuart Cameron Cousins Trustee Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2018 21 April 2021
Mandy Elizabeth Oxer Member Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018 16 April 2021
Mandy Elizabeth Oxer Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 21 January 2021
Jean Denise Pickerill Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 31 December 2020
Jean Denise Pickerill Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2020 31 December 2020
Keith Mears Trustee Elected by school staff 17 November 2012 16 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Roman Ridge
Parliamentary constituency
Doncaster North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban minor conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Doncaster 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Doncaster 016C
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School capacity

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