Establishment The Sir John Colfox Academy

URN: 141735

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Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Adam Shelley
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Gender of entry
URN: 141735, DfE number: 838/4002
UKPRN: 10049314
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 March 2018)
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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
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2015
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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
9 November 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Hilary Cunningham Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 23 October 2019 2 February 2025

Local governors

Local governors
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Charlotte Chandler Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2017 2 February 2025
Helen Farmer Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 28 January 2021 27 January 2025
Sumeeta Vij Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 19 October 2020 30 October 2024
Travis Feather Not recorded Elected by parents 6 October 2020 5 October 2024
Suzanne Dampney Not recorded Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 9 September 2020 9 September 2024
Lucy Wright Not recorded Elected by school staff 10 June 2019 9 June 2023
Terri Davies Not recorded Elected by school staff 10 June 2019 9 June 2023
Samantha Wakely Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 20 May 2019 19 May 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Wright Local governor Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2017 17 October 2021
Ruth Mackay Local governor Appointed by GB/board 30 January 2020 13 October 2021
David Powell Local governor Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2017 12 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
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Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 006A
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