Establishment St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester

URN: 123207

Voluntary aided school

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Queen's Avenue, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 2NX
Local authority
Oxfordshire (931)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Patricia Pickering
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 123207, DfE number: 931/3824
UKPRN: 10080297
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 19 October 2017)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Birmingham
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
Date last changed / confirmed
9 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
Chris Hartley Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 February 2011 11 February 2023


Name Appointed by From To
John Batthula Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 October 2013 6 October 2025
Alan McArdle Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 May 2017 16 May 2025
Martin Doherty Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17 April 2012 7 July 2024
Josephine Hurst Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 1982 23 April 2024
Laura Grant Elected by school staff 20 April 2020 19 April 2024
Sean Taylor Appointed by foundation/Trust 23 February 2015 11 July 2023
Nina Henderson-Andrade Elected by parents 12 March 2019 11 March 2023
Peter Haley Elected by parents 12 March 2019 11 March 2023
Elspeth Morgan Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 March 2019 7 March 2023
Kristan O'Flynn Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 March 2018 20 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Chris Hartley Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 February 2011 18 October 2021
John Batthula Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 October 2013 18 October 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Bicester West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cherwell 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cherwell 014C
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