Establishment St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School

URN: 137959

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St. James the Great School, Windsor Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 8HJ
Local authority
Croydon (306)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Christopher Andrew
Phase of education
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URN: 137959, DfE number: 306/5201
UKPRN: 10036666
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 25 October 2012)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Southwark
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
15 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Edwin Abreo Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2020 1 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Barbara Watroba Elected by parents 22 April 2021 22 April 2025
Mary McElhinney Elected by school staff 1 October 2020 1 October 2024
Lesley Brennan Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 July 2020 22 July 2024
Sabrina O'Rorke Elected by school staff 23 September 2019 22 September 2023


Name Appointed by From
Gerard Perkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2020
Janice Bingham Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2020
Margaret Balsekar Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2020
Rowan Griffith Elected by parents 21 January 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Christopher Andrew 1 September 2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Mark Humphreys 4 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Rodrigues Trustee Elected by parents 31 July 2013 31 July 2021
Cynthia Simon Trustee Elected by parents 6 December 2016 5 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
Thornton Heath
Parliamentary constituency
Croydon North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Croydon 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Croydon 005A
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