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 Head Teacher

Mr Sheldon Parkin             BSc (Hons) NPQH

Administrative contact Mrs Nicola Summerscales
Myrtle Road
WF13 3AS
Telephone number 01924 907082
Fax number 01924 907087
Email address


About the school

School type Voluntary Controlled Junior School
School phase Primary
Age range 7-11
Ward Dewsbury West
Chair of Governors

Revd Canon Ian Wildey

Vice Chair of Governors
Full time equivalent teachers 22.8
Full time non-teaching 2
Part time non-teaching 29
Number on roll 435
Capacity of school 432

Published admission number 2015-16


Published admission number 2016-17

Resourced provision No

Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School is a voluntary controlled school in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds - formerly known as the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

Click on the logo to visit the Diocese of Leeds website.

 What is a voluntary controlled school?

Voluntary controlled schools are state-funded schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in which a foundation or trust (usually a Christian denomination) has some formal influence in the running of the school. Controlled schools have less autonomy than voluntary aided schools, in which the foundation pays part of any building costs.

Voluntary controlled schools are a kind of "maintained school", meaning that they are funded by central government via the local authority, and do not charge fees to students. 

The land and buildings are typically owned by a charitable foundation, which also appoints about a quarter of the school governors. However, the local authority employs the school's staff and has primary responsibility for the school's admission arrangements.