Establishment St Swithun's Catholic Primary School

URN: 116386

Voluntary aided school

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Taswell Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2RG
Local authority
Portsmouth (851)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Declan Dixie-Goodwin
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 116386, DfE number: 851/3423
UKPRN: 10076854
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 25 September 2019)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Portsmouth (rc)
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
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 November 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
Kate Reynolds Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 October 2021 29 April 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Jennifer Verhiest Elected by school staff 4 October 2020 3 October 2024
Marie Newman Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Brian Beagan Elected by parents 6 February 2020 5 February 2024
Gail Cooper Elected by parents 6 February 2020 5 February 2024
Luc Owen Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 March 2019 22 March 2023
Declan Dixie-Goodwin Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ben Foy Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 30 September 2021
Kate Reynolds Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30 April 2020 30 September 2021
Andrew Olive Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 31 August 2021
David Sandiford Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 August 2018 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
St Jude
Parliamentary constituency
Portsmouth South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Portsmouth 025
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Portsmouth 025C
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