Establishment Berkley Church of England First School

URN: 123743

Voluntary aided school

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Berkley Street, Berkley, Frome, Somerset, BA11 5JH
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Suzanne Thompson
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 123743, DfE number: 933/3009
UKPRN: 10078801
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 9 February 2011)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Bath and Wells
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
23 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Elizabeth Halliwell Foundation/sponsor members 10 February 2021 9 February 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Knight Appointed by GB/board 19 July 2021 18 July 2025
Luci Hooper Elected by school staff 14 July 2021 13 July 2025
Paul James Foundation/sponsor members 10 February 2021 9 February 2025
Nigel Sandy Foundation/sponsor members 16 November 2020 15 November 2024
Clerk to Governor Sian Spoerer Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 13 October 2020 13 October 2024
Phillip Gray Foundation/sponsor members 13 October 2020 12 October 2024
Ronnie Crossman Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 19 January 2021 3 April 2024
Colin Simmonds Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Suzanne Thompson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jo Chesshire - Joint Chair Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 January 2020 8 September 2021
David Hoare Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2020 3 February 2021
Liz Halliwell Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 9 December 2019 30 October 2020
Sarah - Clerk to Governors Pickford Governor Appointed by GB/board 22 August 2002 12 October 2020
Thomas Street Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 June 2017 1 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Beckington and Selwood
Parliamentary constituency
Somerton and Frome
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mendip 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mendip 001B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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