Establishment Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

URN: 136731

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Academy trust: THE BAY LEARNING TRUST

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Address
Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Catherine Walmsley
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy trust
THE BAY LEARNING TRUST
Academy sponsor
The Bay Learning Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136731, DfE number: 888/4689
UKPRN: 10033590
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
0152464496
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 8 December 2011)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Blackburn
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1768
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 May 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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9.2%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 January 2022
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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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Jackie Garnett Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2021 31 August 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rachel Dawson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 October 2021 19 October 2025
Sue Farrimond Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2021 20 September 2025
Andrew Nicholson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Jonathan Easton Not recorded Elected by parents 10 February 2020 9 February 2024
Timothy Ripley Not recorded Elected by parents 10 February 2020 9 February 2024
Malcolm Sim Not recorded Elected by school staff 5 October 2019 4 October 2023
Rosalind Buckland Not recorded Elected by school staff 5 October 2019 4 October 2023
Julie Hodgson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2019 26 September 2023
David Bateman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Jon Scamman Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Philip Gager Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Valerie Wilson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Dawn Cheetham Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 March 2019 4 March 2023
Catherine Walmsley 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
Sandie Lane-Dixon Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2019 28 August 2021
Colin Whiteside Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2019 22 June 2021
Mark Chater Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2019 26 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
District
Lancaster
Ward
Scotforth West
Parliamentary constituency
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000017
Easting
347553
Northing
460657
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Lancaster 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Lancaster 014F
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.