Establishment St Thomas's Centre

URN: 132128

Pupil referral unit

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Hawthorn Street, Blackburn, BB1 9TH
Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Victoria Michael
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Pupil referral unit
Further education type
Not applicable
Gender of entry
URN: 132128, DfE number: 889/1100
UKPRN: 10016600
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 June 2018)
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Number of pupils
Open date
1 April 2000
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Teenage mothers
Provides places for Teen Mothers
Teenage mothers places
Childcare facilities provision
Does not have child care facilities
SEN facilities
PRU Does have Provision for SEN
Pupils with EBD
PRU Does have EBD provision
Number of places
Full time provision
PRU offers full time provision
Pupils educated by other providers
PRU does offer tuition by another provider
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Yvonne Young Appointed by GB/board 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Victoria Michael Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Aldo Staffa Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21 January 2021 20 January 2025
Charlotte Rolfe Elected by school staff 10 May 2019 31 August 2024
Charlotte Hesketh Appointed by LA 2 May 2017 31 May 2024
Kay Vaughan Appointed by GB/board 12 April 2016 15 May 2024
Claire Gammon Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2019 14 November 2023
Donna Simpson Appointed by GB/board 15 August 2019 14 August 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dot Thomson Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 16 May 2020 31 August 2021
Frances Dore Governor Elected by school staff 22 May 2020 31 August 2021
Kaya Cooke Governor Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2019 31 August 2021
Charlotte Hesketh Governor Appointed by GB/board 2 May 2017 31 May 2021
Patricia Walker Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 8 November 2019 31 March 2021
Frances Dore Governor Elected by school staff 15 May 2020 19 March 2021
Kieron Taylforth Governor Elected by school staff 15 May 2020 19 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Roe Lee
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 003B
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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