Establishment Sonning Common Primary School

URN: 123038

Community school

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Grove Road, Sonning Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 9RJ
Local authority
Oxfordshire (931)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Chris Hirst
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 123038, DfE number: 931/2506
UKPRN: 10071248
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 March 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
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
16 June 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
Stuart O'Brian-Weeks Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2018 19 March 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Rupert Loader Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2017 11 March 2025
Polly Howard de la Mare Elected by parents 15 December 2020 15 December 2024
Wendy Perry Appointed by GB/board 15 December 2020 15 December 2024
Caroline Conway Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2012 3 September 2024
Emma Ashley Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20 January 2020 19 February 2024
Annabel Worlock Elected by school staff 27 November 2019 27 November 2023
Shelly Connor Elected by parents 3 July 2019 2 July 2023
Charlotte Davis Appointed by GB/board 23 January 2019 23 January 2023
Keith Settle Appointed by GB/board 23 January 2019 23 January 2023
Claire Smith Elected by parents 15 March 2018 15 March 2022
Barry Perkins Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2009 26 September 2021
Chris Hirst Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jennifer Willenbrock Governor Elected by parents 19 March 2018 28 August 2020
Sue Tydesley Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2013 1 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
South Oxfordshire
Sonning Common
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
South Oxfordshire 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
South Oxfordshire 020C

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Free school meals

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