Establishment River Mead School

URN: 139260

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: THE MEAD ACADEMY TRUST

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Address
Lowbourne, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7ED
Local authority
Wiltshire (865)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Karen Austin
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
THE MEAD ACADEMY TRUST
Academy sponsor
The Mead Academy Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 139260, DfE number: 865/2010
UKPRN: 10040142
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01225703428
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 January 2019)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
261
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 April 2013
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
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
42.6%
Date last changed / confirmed
14 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision and SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
30
Resourced provision capacity
25
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
30
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
25

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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lesley Shellard Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 October 2019 1 February 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Bruce Sanders Not recorded Appointed by academy members 11 May 2021 11 May 2025
Sharon Kirwan Not recorded Appointed by academy members 22 March 2021 22 March 2025
Alison Simpson Not recorded Appointed by academy members 13 June 2019 12 June 2023
Colin Kay Not recorded Appointed by academy members 22 March 2021 22 March 2023
Lesley Shellard Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2018 1 February 2022
Mel Jacob Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2018 1 February 2022
Louise Harrison Not recorded Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2017 1 September 2021
Karen Austin Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded
Lyssy Bolton Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Claire Wells Local governor Appointed by academy members 11 May 2021 8 June 2021
Emma Larkham Local governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2017 1 April 2021
David Pafford Local governor Appointed by academy members 14 February 2019 22 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Wiltshire
Ward
Melksham Forest
Parliamentary constituency
Chippenham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000054
Easting
390766
Northing
164339
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wiltshire 022
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wiltshire 022A

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