Establishment Banks Methodist School

URN: 119405

Voluntary controlled school

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Chapel Lane, Banks, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8EY
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Stephen Draper
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 119405, DfE number: 888/3169
UKPRN: 10078127
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 7 July 2016)
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Religious character
Not applicable
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
10 December 2020
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Stephen Wedlin Appointed by GB/board 19 November 2018 18 November 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Pullin Elected by parents 31 January 2019 30 January 2023
Dawn Whittall Appointed by GB/board 19 November 2018 18 November 2022
Katie Manchester Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2018 15 November 2022
Paul Slater Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 10 March 2018 11 March 2022
Sarah Winstanley Elected by school staff 31 January 2019 30 January 2022
Stephen Draper Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 31 August 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Cowan Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2017 5 March 2021
Stewart Stevenson Governor Foundation/sponsor members 10 October 2016 9 October 2020
Susan Bullock Governor Foundation/sponsor members 10 October 2016 9 October 2020
Wilfred Robinson Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 10 October 2016 9 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
West Lancashire
North Meols
Parliamentary constituency
South Ribble
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Lancashire 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Lancashire 002B

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