Establishment Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy

URN: 137838

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Defoe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 6SG
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Principal Helen MacDougall
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Ormiston Academies Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137838, DfE number: 935/7006
UKPRN: 10035977
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 October 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 February 2012
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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
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Susan Chesworth Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2018 31 January 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
James Hibbert Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Keith Gladstone Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2021 8 July 2025
Kristy Hodgson Not recorded Elected by school staff 12 January 2021 11 January 2025
Melissa Kittl Not recorded Elected by parents 4 March 2020 3 March 2024
Ellie Allman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Samantha Morley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 11 January 2019 10 January 2023
Lynne Goodwyn Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
Rachel Shave Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
Helen MacDougall Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 June 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Helen Dewson Local governor Appointed by GB/board 4 March 2020 31 August 2021
Rachel Shave Local governor Elected by school staff 26 June 2017 28 June 2021
Pauline Darbyshire Local governor Appointed by GB/board 20 March 2018 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Ipswich 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Ipswich 001C
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