Establishment The Duchy School Bradninch

URN: 140078

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Academy trust: VENTRUS LIMITED

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Bowley Meadow, Townlands, Bradninch, Exeter, Devon, EX5 4RF
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Alison Bourne
Phase of education
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Ventrus Limited
Gender of entry
URN: 140078, DfE number: 878/2003
UKPRN: 10043022
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 May 2015)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2013
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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
8 September 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
James Hutchinson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2021 15 March 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rebecca Davies Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 31 January 2025
Ian Darling Not recorded Elected by parents 17 January 2019 17 January 2023
Jennifer Williams Not recorded Elected by school staff 11 October 2018 11 October 2022
Alison Bourne Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alex Boyd Local governor Elected by parents 10 September 2018 31 August 2021
Mark Peacock Local governor Elected by parents 9 May 2017 9 May 2021
James Hutchinson Chair of local governing body Elected by parents 1 March 2017 28 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Mid Devon
Parliamentary constituency
Central Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mid Devon 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mid Devon 008A
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