Establishment Blundeston Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 124751

Voluntary controlled school

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Church Road, Blundeston, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5AX
Local authority:
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal:
Miss Helen Laflin
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 124751, DfE number: 935/3114
UKPRN: 10042462
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 12 December 2019)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Norwich
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
12 February 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Jane Liddell Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2020 24 January 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Claire Robertson Elected by parents 11 December 2020 10 December 2024
Ruth Jooste Elected by parents 11 December 2020 10 December 2024
Sarah Clark Elected by parents 11 December 2020 10 December 2024
Barbara Shaw Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
David Gallagher Appointed by LA 11 April 2020 10 April 2024
Elizabeth Lewis Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 February 2020 23 February 2024
Craig Easterbrook Elected by school staff 2 December 2019 1 December 2023
Paul Frederick Strowlger Appointed by GB/board 8 May 2018 8 May 2022
Glen Brooks Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 5 September 2017 5 September 2021
Rachel Drinkwater Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24 March 2017 24 March 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Gallagher Governor Elected by parents 10 April 2016 10 April 2020
Vanessa Crawford Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 March 2016 7 March 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
East Suffolk
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Waveney 001
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Waveney 001E

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