Establishment Sheldon School

URN: 136632

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Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ
Local authority:
Wiltshire (865)
Mr Neil Spurdell
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11 to 18
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URN: 136632, DfE number: 865/5404
UKPRN: 10033350
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Good (Last inspection: 06 June 2017)
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
HI - Hearing Impairment
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Resource Provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Louise Carver Elected by parents 10/10/2019 16/03/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew James Davis Elected by parents 10/10/2019 10/10/2023
Siobhan Martina Randall Elected by parents 10/10/2019 10/10/2023
Katherine Eira Hathaway Appointed by GB/board 02/07/2019 02/07/2023
Trevor Ian Sparrow Elected by school staff 19/06/2019 18/06/2023
Samantha Sarah Sellwood Elected by school staff 18/06/2019 17/06/2023
Christopher Reynolds Appointed by GB/board 09/04/2019 08/04/2023
Nichola Claire Barnett Elected by parents 04/04/2019 03/04/2023
Kevin Mark Pearce Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2018 29/03/2022
Susan Margaret Brentnall Elected by parents 25/04/2013 08/05/2021
Carol Ann Cradock Appointed by GB/board 05/04/2017 05/04/2021
Stuart David Walker Elected by parents 10/02/2017 10/02/2021
Elizabeth Katherine Manzi Elected by school staff 14/11/2016 14/11/2020
Margaret Sharon Wilson Elected by school staff 14/07/2016 14/07/2020
Peter Charles Story Appointed by GB/board 25/05/2016 25/05/2020
Neil Charles Spurdell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Craig Stewart Holden Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2019
Emma le Fleming Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2019
Louise Carver Appointed by GB/board 17/10/2017
Megan Jones Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015
Tom Jacques Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Neil Spurdell 13/02/2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
James Couchman 12/08/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Judith Ann Vosper Trustee Elected by parents 10/12/2015 10/12/2019
Carol Cradock Member Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015 06/11/2019
Caroline Hiorns Member N/A 09/12/2015 06/11/2019
Jeremy Charles Hilton Member Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2019 06/11/2019
Peter Story Member N/A 09/12/2015 06/11/2019
Louise Carver Trustee Elected by parents 16/03/2018 09/10/2019
Megan Jones Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 27/01/2016 09/10/2019
Karen Sayers Member N/A 09/12/2015 01/09/2019
Karen Patricia Sayers Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2013 02/07/2019
Katherine Eira Hathaway Trustee Elected by parents 29/06/2015 29/06/2019
Craig Stewart Holden Trustee Elected by parents 26/10/2018 15/05/2019
Debbie Anne Andrews Trustee Elected by school staff 21/01/2018 23/04/2019
Thomas Geoffrey Jacques Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/05/2015 03/04/2019
Caroline Jane Hiorns Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/03/2015 01/03/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Chippenham Hardenhuish
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Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wiltshire 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wiltshire 009E

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