Establishment St James Church School

URN: 139324

Academy sponsor led

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Cranmer Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1XU
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Mr Nigel Johnson
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Diocese of Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 139324, DfE number: 933/2002
UKPRN: 10040574
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 04 December 2018)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Bath and Wells
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Derek Smart Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/10/2018 15/10/2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lucy Ray Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 04/04/2019 03/04/2023
Kathryn Colvill Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2017 31/01/2023
Lauren Jewhurst Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/11/2018 22/10/2022
Nigel Johnson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Leszek Wojciechowski Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2017 31/08/2019
Sylvie Barton Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2014 23/07/2019
Duncan MacRae Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/04/2013 31/03/2019
Lucy Ray Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2013 31/03/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Parliamentary Constituency:
Taunton Deane
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Taunton Deane 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Taunton Deane 007A

Age range

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School capacity

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