Establishment Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Barnstaple

URN: 140739

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Academy trust: PLYMOUTH CAST

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Chanters Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8DN
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Rob Meech
Phase of education
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Plymouth CAST
Gender of entry
URN: 140739, DfE number: 878/3452
UKPRN: 10045697
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 6 June 2019)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Plymouth
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
Not applicable
Open date
1 April 2014
Reason establishment opened
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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
21 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Geraldine Herage Not recorded Foundation/sponsor members 6 June 2020 5 June 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Cathy Jeffery Not recorded Elected by school staff 18 March 2021 17 March 2025
Mary Szymankiewicz Not recorded Foundation/sponsor members 22 December 2020 21 December 2024
Ana Tereza Barbosa Richards Not recorded Elected by parents 9 November 2020 8 November 2024
Diane Chavasse Not recorded Elected by school staff 22 September 2015 21 September 2023
Simon Cohen Not recorded Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
Matthew Brown Not recorded Elected by parents 8 November 2018 7 November 2022
Vernon Clarke Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 January 2018 2 January 2022
Robert Meech Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Denis Alexander Anderson Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2013 27 September 2021
Geraldine Herage Local governor Foundation/sponsor members 6 June 2016 1 September 2021
James Barber Local governor Foundation/sponsor members 20 November 2019 24 July 2021
Michelle Cobby Local governor Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2018 24 July 2021
Dianne Carr Local governor Foundation/sponsor members 23 July 2009 22 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
North Devon
Barnstaple with Westacott
Parliamentary constituency
North Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Devon 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Devon 008C
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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