Establishment St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School, Rawtenstall

URN: 119665

Voluntary aided school

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Unity Way, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8SU
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Gary Hall
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 119665, DfE number: 888/3776
UKPRN: 10072653
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 26 September 2017)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Salford
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
14 July 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
Helen Clare Atherton Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2018 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Laura Cavill Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 April 2021 18 April 2025
Amanda Cunningham Elected by parents 12 April 2021 12 April 2025
Jean Ronnan Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2020 7 November 2024
Kevin Egan Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2020 7 November 2024
Helen Templar Appointed by GB/board 4 March 2020 3 March 2024
Dawn Winfield Appointed by GB/board 4 September 2019 3 September 2023
Martin Edwards Appointed by GB/board 4 September 2019 3 September 2023
Bernadette Nightingale Appointed by GB/board 19 May 2019 18 May 2023
Lorna Purtill Elected by school staff 18 October 2018 17 October 2022
S Casey Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Anthony McBride Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Lucy Cunningham Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29 November 2017 29 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gary Hall Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2017 2 September 2021
Nicola Tomlinson Governor Elected by parents 8 February 2017 8 February 2021
Jean Ronnan Governor Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2016 7 November 2020
Kevin Egan Governor Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2016 7 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Rossendale 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Rossendale 004A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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