Establishment Great Finborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 124732

Voluntary controlled school

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High Road, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3AQ
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Stephen Dodd
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 124732, DfE number: 935/3090
UKPRN: 10074582
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 7 December 2016)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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
25 November 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
Jamie Warner Appointed by GB/board 14 June 2019 13 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Angela Gray Elected by parents 16 November 2021 17 November 2025
Grace Armstrong Elected by parents 16 November 2021 15 November 2025
Benjamin Robert Thomas Appointed by GB/board 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Lesley Michelle Dickins Elected by school staff 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Pamela Wells Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 4 March 2021 3 March 2025
Stephanie Rose Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019 18 September 2023
Pamela Lore Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 August 2019 31 August 2023
Adam Brown Elected by parents 22 July 2019 21 July 2023
Ben Brett Elected by parents 22 July 2019 21 July 2023
Sarah Jenkins Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 4 November 2021 Not recorded
Stephen Dodd Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2007 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Cassandra Fisher Governor Elected by parents 13 November 2017 12 November 2021
Christopher Childs Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 30 March 2009 24 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Mid Suffolk
Parliamentary constituency
Bury St Edmunds
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mid Suffolk 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mid Suffolk 009A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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