Establishment Birch Copse Primary School

URN: 109844

Community school

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Wittenham Avenue, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 5LN
Local authority
West Berkshire (869)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr J Micklewhite
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 109844, DfE number: 869/2110
UKPRN: 10068961
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 29 November 2011)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
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
3 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
Mathew Graham Appointed by GB/board 21 June 2019 21 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Charuti Gupta Appointed by GB/board 20 January 2021 20 January 2025
Samuel Morris Elected by parents 2 December 2020 2 December 2024
Helena Basham Appointed by GB/board 12 November 2020 12 November 2024
Daniel Brookings Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 13 October 2024
Paul Massey Elected by school staff 22 June 2020 22 June 2024
Elzbieta Meredith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13 February 2020 13 February 2024
Marta-Karolina Pawlak-Uramowska Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2020 13 February 2024
Richard Beck Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13 February 2020 13 February 2024
Gillian Hearn Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2020 13 January 2024
Daniela Vought Elected by parents 18 February 2019 18 February 2023
Michael Smith Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2019 13 February 2023
Jane Hardie Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2019 15 January 2023
John Micklewhite Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2007 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
West Berkshire
Tilehurst Birch Copse
Parliamentary constituency
Reading West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Berkshire 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Berkshire 006C
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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