Establishment The Dorcan Academy

URN: 137684

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Single-academy trust: THE DORCAN ACADEMY

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Address
St Paul's Drive, Covingham, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Sherryl Bareham
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
THE DORCAN ACADEMY
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137684, DfE number: 866/4060
UKPRN: 10035811
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01793525231
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 21 November 2018)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
761
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 December 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
25%
Date last changed / confirmed
1 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Appointed by GB/board 9 September 2021 31 August 2022

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sally Ann Harvey Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2021 14 October 2025
Candida Gee Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2021 4 July 2025
John Walker Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2021 16 May 2025
Paul O'Nion Elected by parents 20 January 2021 19 January 2025
Nikki Watson Elected by school staff 20 January 2020 19 January 2024
Jason Paul McCarthy Elected by parents 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
Anne-Marie Martin Appointed by GB/board 3 July 2019 2 July 2023
Peter Corkish Elected by school staff 17 October 2018 16 October 2022
Sherryl Bareham Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 April 2015 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Anne-Marie Martin Appointed by GB/board 3 July 2019
Candida Gee Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2017
Jason Paul McCarthy Elected by parents 3 October 2019
John Walker Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2021
Nikki Watson Elected by school staff 20 January 2020
Patricia Elizabeth Porter Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2017
Paul O'Nion Elected by parents 20 January 2021
Peter Corkish Elected by school staff 17 October 2018
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021
Sally-Ann Harvey Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2017
Sherryl Bareham N/A 12 April 2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sherryl Bareham 13 April 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Astrid Broderstad 24 April 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Benjamin Summerhill Trustee Elected by parents 20 January 2021 7 November 2021
Benjamin Summerhill Member Elected by parents 20 January 2021 7 November 2021
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Trustee Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 9 September 2021
Suzanne Burley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 9 September 2021
Suzanne Burley Member Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 9 September 2021
Patricia Elizabeth Porter Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2021 8 September 2021
Andria Thomas Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 16 May 2021
Andria Thomas Trustee Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
Andria Thomas Member Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
John Walker Trustee Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
Patricia Elizabeth Porter Trustee Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2021 16 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Swindon
Ward
Covingham and Dorcan
Parliamentary constituency
South Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000030
Easting
418793
Northing
184626
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swindon 023
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swindon 023F
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