Establishment St James Church School

URN: 139324

Academy sponsor led

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Cranmer Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1XU
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Nigel Johnson
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry
URN: 139324, DfE number: 933/2002
UKPRN: 10040574
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 December 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Bath and Wells
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Derek Smart Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 October 2018 15 October 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Sarah Elizabeth Jane Stabback Not recorded Elected by parents 28 January 2021 27 January 2025
Vashti Smit Not recorded Elected by parents 10 July 2020 9 July 2024
Lucy Ray Not recorded Elected by school staff 4 April 2019 3 April 2023
Kathryn Colvill Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2017 31 January 2023
Lauren Jewhurst Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 23 October 2018 22 October 2022
Nigel Johnson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Parliamentary constituency
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Taunton Deane 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Taunton Deane 007A
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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