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Headteacher<br>Miss J L Alderson<br>BA (Hons) NPQH

Chair of Governors<br>Revd Canon Ian Wildey    


Miss J L Alderson

BA (Hons) NPQH

Chair of Governors

Revd Canon I Wildey

Acting SENDCos

Mrs D Wood and Mr A Severn

Business Manager

Miss N Stalmach

Advanced Business Support Officer

Miss G Nelson-Williams

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If you have any queries regarding our school, please contact Miss G Nelson-Williams

School Address

Myrtle Road



WF13 3AS

Telephone Number 01924 907082
Fax Number 01924 907087
Email Address office.ravensthorpejun@kirkleeseducation.uk


About the School

School Type Voluntary Controlled Junior School
School Phase Primary 
Age Range 7-11
Ward Dewsbury West
Full-time Equivalent Teachers 21.8
Full-time Non-teaching 2
Part-time Non-teaching 29
Number on Roll 415
Capacity of School 432
Published Admission Number 2020-21 108
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.