Establishment West Somerset College

URN: 136791

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Address
Bircham Road, Alcombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6AY
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Gregg Mockridge
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy sponsor
Bridgwater College Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136791, DfE number: 933/4291
UKPRN: 10033787
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01643706061
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 March 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
758
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 June 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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16.2%
Date last changed / confirmed
8 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Martina Forster Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2016 31 August 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Deborah Shelley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Geoffrey Dibble Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Paul Widgery Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 October 2020 4 October 2024
Michelle Louise Butterworth Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2018 2 October 2022
Gregg Mockridge Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 26 April 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Catherine Armstrong Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 June 2020 25 November 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
Alcombe
Parliamentary constituency
Bridgwater and West Somerset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000027
Easting
297898
Northing
145150
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Somerset 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Somerset 002A
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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 number of those who are eligible to receive them.

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.