Establishment The Taunton Academy

URN: 136193

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: RICHARD HUISH TRUST

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Address
Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr John Eddy
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
RICHARD HUISH TRUST
Academy sponsor
Richard Huish College
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136193, DfE number: 933/6905
UKPRN: 10030944
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01823348200
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 26 September 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Bath and Wells
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
782
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2010
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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
25.3%
Date last changed / confirmed
24 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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Chris Ormrod Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 May 2015 30 November 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Tiffany Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 August 2021 8 August 2025
Stuart Todd Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Caroline Grant Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 November 2019 30 September 2023
Helen Aries Not recorded Elected by school staff 23 September 2019 30 September 2023
Sarah Hancock Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 May 2015 28 June 2023
Shelagh Pritchard Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 May 2019 21 May 2023
Lorraine Heath Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 May 2015 30 November 2022
Marcus Kinnier Paul Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 September 2018 30 September 2022
John Eddy Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Gould Local governor Elected by parents 1 October 2020 31 August 2021
Ian Rowswell Local governor Elected by parents 3 May 2015 30 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Somerset West and Taunton
Ward
Priorswood
Parliamentary constituency
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000027
Easting
322854
Northing
127126
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Taunton Deane 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Taunton Deane 004E
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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