Establishment The Spires College

URN: 113526

Foundation school

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Westlands Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE
Local authority
Torbay (880)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Alex Newton
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 113526, DfE number: 880/4117
UKPRN: 10007450
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 20 April 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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
Paul Pearson Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Susie Ray Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 23 September 2024
Alan Tyerman Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Barry Musk Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Jim Blackwell Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Alex Newton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Charlotte Fisk Governor Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2017 27 September 2021
Helen Prince Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 7 July 2021
Kevin Hill Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 7 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
St Marychurch
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)
Torbay 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torbay 005B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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