Establishment The Dorcan Academy

URN: 137684

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Single-academy trust: THE DORCAN ACADEMY

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Address
St Paul's Drive, Covingham, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Sherryl Bareham
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
THE DORCAN ACADEMY
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137684, DfE number: 866/4060
UKPRN: 10035811
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01793525231
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 July 2022)
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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
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
858
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 December 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
27.2%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 July 2024
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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 6 July 2025

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Elizabeth Newitt Elected by parents 6 November 2023 5 November 2027
Anne Marie Martin Appointed by academy members 3 July 2023 2 July 2027
Ryan Stuart Castle Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2022 31 August 2026
Thomas Jetsada Hatto Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2022 31 August 2026
Sally Ann Harvey Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2021 14 October 2025
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 6 July 2025
Candida Gee Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2021 4 July 2025
John Walker Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2021 16 May 2025
Pat Porter Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2017 26 January 2025
Paul O'Nion Elected by parents 20 January 2021 19 January 2025
Sherryl Bareham Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 April 2015 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Andria Thomas Appointed by academy members 5 July 2022
Cressida Ryan Appointed by academy members 5 July 2022
Trudie Wigley Appointed by academy members 5 July 2022

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sherryl Bareham 13 April 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Astrid Broderstad 24 April 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Earl StJohn Linnegar Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Swindon
Ward
Covingham and Dorcan
Parliamentary constituency
South Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000030
Easting
418793
Northing
184626
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
10009420808
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Swindon 023
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Swindon 023F
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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.

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