Establishment Robert Sandilands Primary School and Nursery

URN: 109861

Community school

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Digby Road, Speen, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1TS
Local authority
West Berkshire (869)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Elizabeth Bucknell
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 109861, DfE number: 869/2128
UKPRN: 10033819
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 27 November 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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 Nichol Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2018 2 December 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Paul Archer Elected by parents 24 February 2021 23 February 2025
Katy Patten Elected by parents 9 October 2020 8 October 2024
Helen Lewis Elected by school staff 9 July 2020 8 July 2024
Alix Dickinson Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2021 17 March 2023
Janet Rimmer Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2020 8 July 2022
Neil Cook Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2020 23 March 2022
Elizabeth Bucknell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mary Wearn Governor Appointed by GB/board 14 September 2017 22 July 2021
Olga Bibbings Governor Elected by parents 22 October 2018 29 January 2021
Jon Bastable Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 December 2020
Carli Colby Governor Elected by parents 30 September 2019 24 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
West Berkshire
Newbury Speen
Parliamentary constituency
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 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Berkshire 012E

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