Establishment Bishop Fox's School

URN: 136851

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Address
Bishop Fox Drive, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3HQ
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Kerry Tonkin
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
BISHOP FOX'S SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136851, DfE number: 933/4100
UKPRN: 10034114
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01823289211
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 February 2017)
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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
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
970
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 July 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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12.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
19 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Wendy Colvin Appointed by GB/board 28 April 2012 30 September 2021

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Ward Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2021 12 January 2025
Verity Saunders Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2021 12 January 2025
Leigh Hunt Appointed by academy members 1 October 2020 1 October 2024
Lyndsay White Appointed by academy members 26 November 2020 26 November 2023
Mark Alastair Wall Appointed by academy members 4 November 2015 3 November 2023
Lee Tomkins Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2019 16 October 2023
Tina Wilkes Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2019 16 October 2023
Tom Brown Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2019 16 October 2023
Elizabeth Strong Elected by school staff 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Philip Payne Appointed by academy members 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
Shervin Cheung Appointed by academy members 24 April 2019 24 April 2023
Alison Jones Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Aneta Skut Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Simon Baldwin Elected by parents 6 July 2017 1 September 2021
Kerry Tonkin Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2017 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Anna Curry Appointed by academy members 1 September 2019
Brian Kevin MacAuley Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020
Dave Smith Appointed by GB/board 4 November 2020
Simon James Leach Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Kerry Tonkin 29 March 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Karan Robertson 1 July 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nic Blunsum Accounting officer N/A 18 July 2020 28 March 2021
David Colin Smith Member Appointed by academy members 6 December 2019 4 November 2020
Wendy Lee Colvin Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2018 30 September 2020
Simon Baldwin Trustee Elected by parents 1 September 2017 1 September 2020
James Dryden Trustee Elected by parents 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Dave Smith Trustee Appointed by GB/board 28 March 2012 31 July 2020
Clare Mellor Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 17 July 2020
Kerry Tonkin Accounting officer N/A 1 January 2017 17 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Somerset West and Taunton
Ward
Vivary
Parliamentary constituency
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000027
Easting
323394
Northing
123512
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Taunton Deane 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Taunton Deane 014D

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