Establishment Instow Community Primary and Pre-School

URN: 113156

Foundation school

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Rectory Lane, Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4LU
Local authority:
Devon (878)
Mrs Heidi Knight-Tomsett
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Atlantic Coast Co-Operative Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 113156, DfE number: 878/2233
UKPRN: 10077475
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 23 November 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Alan Mackie Appointed by GB/board 12/06/2019 11/06/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Susan Carol Edmonds Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 16/03/2020 15/03/2024
Nicola Blong Appointed by GB/board 28/10/2019 27/10/2023
Fiona Duncan Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2018 25/11/2022
Lara Foot Elected by parents 29/10/2018 28/10/2022
Karen Brewer Elected by school staff 25/09/2018 24/09/2022
Robert Bedford Appointed by GB/board 24/09/2018 23/09/2022
Susan Tucker Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2017 26/03/2021
Paul Spencer Appointed by GB/board 27/02/2017 26/02/2021
Heidi Knight-Tomsett Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2013 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rosemary Day Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Michael Champion Governor Appointed by GB/board 24/09/2015 31/07/2019
Heather Williams Governor Appointed by GB/board 25/06/2015 24/06/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
North Devon
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Devon
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural village
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
North Devon 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
North Devon 011D

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School capacity

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