Establishment Orchard Vale Community School

URN: 137644

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Academy trust: VENTRUS LIMITED

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Westacott Road, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8QY
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Fiona Pearce
Phase of education
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Academy sponsor
Ventrus Limited
Gender of entry
URN: 137644, DfE number: 878/2727
UKPRN: 10035271
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 30 March 2017)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 November 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 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
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Tamsin Ross Not recorded Elected by parents 16 November 2019 15 November 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David Kay Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Samantha Clarke Not recorded Elected by parents 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Louise Gordon Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 October 2019 1 October 2023
Paul Cooper Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2018 1 June 2022
Alan Bosley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2019 1 April 2022
Fiona Pearce Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
North Devon
Barnstaple with Westacott
Parliamentary constituency
North Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Devon 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Devon 010A
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