Establishment The Commonweal School

URN: 137190

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Single-academy trust: THE COMMONWEAL SCHOOL

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Address
The Mall, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4JE
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Charles Drew
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
THE COMMONWEAL SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137190, DfE number: 866/5410
UKPRN: 10034826
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01793612727
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 29 November 2017)
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Religious character
None
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
1384
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 August 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
13.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
2 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty and PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
26
Resourced provision capacity
31
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
Jokie Bakker Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2013 31 December 2021

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Charles Drew Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Erica Ford Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Joyce Birnie Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Ali Aram Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Axel Remoiville Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Genevieve Williams Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Wendy Butcher Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Anna Tuersley Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020 17 May 2024
Florence Leroy Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020 17 May 2024
Phil Hutton Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020 17 May 2024
David Mason Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
Nick Weaver Elected by school staff 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
Neil Williamson Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Tony Forsythe Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2019 7 July 2023
Gurcan Fidan Appointed by GB/board 29 June 2015 28 June 2023
Linda Peele Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2018 12 March 2022
Nick Ware Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2018 12 March 2022
Grev Parmenter Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2018 31 December 2021

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Ali Aram Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020
Anna Tuersley Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020
David Mason Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2016
Erica Ford Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2013
Erica Ford Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021
Florence Leroy Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020
Genevieve Williams Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020
Grev Parmenter Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2014
Gurcan Fidan Appointed by GB/board 29 June 2015
Jokie Bakker Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2013
Joyce Birnie Appointed by GB/board 13 May 2013
Joyce Birnie Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021
Linda Peele Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2018
Neil Williamson Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019
Nick Ware Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2018
Phil Hutton Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020
Tony Forsythe Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Charles Drew 1 September 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jo Sara Sear 31 August 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Grev Parmenter Trustee Elected by parents 1 January 2014 31 August 2021
Robert Earl St. John Linnegar Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Robert Earl St. John Linnegar Member Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Robert Earl St. John Linnegar Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Tony Forsythe Member Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2019 31 August 2021
Axel Remoiville Member Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 28 February 2021
Nick Weaver Member Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2016 28 February 2021
Wendy Butcher Member Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 28 February 2021
Erica Ford Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2013 31 December 2020
Joyce Birnie Trustee Appointed by GB/board 13 May 2013 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Swindon
Ward
Old Town
Parliamentary constituency
South Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000030
Easting
414807
Northing
183381
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swindon 021
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swindon 021F
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