Establishment Drove Primary School

URN: 138309

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Drove Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3AH
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Nicholas Capstick
Phase of education
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Academy sponsor
The White Horse Federation
Gender of entry
URN: 138309, DfE number: 866/2002
UKPRN: 10037762
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 July 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mark Powell Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 November 2019 16 November 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Palma Perniola Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Anna Vernon Not recorded Elected by school staff 27 July 2019 26 July 2023
Sarah Buckle Not recorded Elected by school staff 4 December 2018 3 December 2022
Lee Edmonds Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Nicholas Capstick Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 18 December 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Helen Swanson Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 18 December 2020
Olly Webb Local governor Appointed by GB/board 4 May 2017 16 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
South Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swindon 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swindon 017B
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