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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

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Context

 

Under current government policy, all new schools are established as free schools via the government free schools programme. The term free schools simply means that they are free of local authority control. 

 

Within the free schools programme, there is a route called the free school presumption process whereby local authorities can invite proposals for schools in areas of basic need. Basic need means new places are required due to local demand.

 

Proposers for these schools are required to be approved sponsors by the Department for Education prior to submitting the proposal. 

 

St James

 

St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School has been established under the free school presumption process. 

 

The school is sponsored by DfE approved sponsor, the Diocese of Exeter, via the Exeter Diocesan Education Network (EDEN). 

 

To comply with DfE requirements and to operate the school, EDEN established the new St James Academy Trust. This is a company limited by guarantee. 

 

St James Academy Trust is governed by a Board of Directors who are also the governing body for the school. 

 

St James Academy Trust has entered into a Management Partnership Contract with the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust to provide leadership and management, business management and SENCO support to the new school. By partnering with this local educational expertise, the school will get off to the best possible start. 

 

Corporate / Contact Details 

 

Sponsor:

Chair: The Venerable Douglas Dettmer, Archdeacon of Totnes

Exeter Diocesan Education Network
Diocese of Exeter

Exeter EX1 1HS

Tel: 01392 294 938

A Company Limited by Guarantee. 

Registered Company Number 07712752. Registered in England and Wales.

 

Academy Trust / Proprietor

Chair: John Searson

St James Academy Trust
Diocese of Exeter
Exeter EX1 1HS

Tel: 01392 294 938

A Company Limited by Guarantee. 
Registered Company Number 11281440. Registered in England and Wales.

 

Management Partner

Chair: Ian Courtney MBE
Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust​
Okehampton College
Mill Road
Okehampton
EX20 1PW

Tel: 01837 650 910

A Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered Company Number  11075564. Registered in England and Wales.

 

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