Establishment Thornham St James CofE Primary School

URN: 105692

Voluntary controlled school

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Castleton Road, Thornham, Royton, Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 6XT
Local authority
Oldham (353)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Margaret Johnson
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 105692, DfE number: 353/3010
UKPRN: 10068690
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 17 October 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Manchester
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 September 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 governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ian Carey Elected by parents 8 November 2019 7 November 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Samantha Smith Elected by school staff 6 November 2020 5 November 2024
Emma Tod Elected by parents 20 October 2016 19 October 2024
Phillippa Barrett Elected by parents 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Debbie Millington Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 September 2012 17 September 2024
Laura Gore Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Margaret Foden Appointed by GB/board 2 March 2016 1 March 2024
Stella Hodkinson Appointed by GB/board 12 November 2019 11 November 2023
Ian Carey Elected by parents 8 November 2019 7 November 2023
Peter Townsend Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
David Ferguson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 12 June 2019 11 June 2023
Darren Thomas Elected by parents 22 March 2018 21 March 2022
Katy Cunliffe Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 22 February 2021 Not recorded
Margaret Johnson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2004 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Royton North
Parliamentary constituency
Oldham West and Royton
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Oldham 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Oldham 004B
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