Establishment Essa Academy

URN: 135770

Academy sponsor led

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Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 3HH
Local authority:
Bolton (350)
Mr Martin Knowles
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Essa Foundation
Gender of entry:
URN: 135770, DfE number: 350/6905
UKPRN: 10025571
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 16 May 2018)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Nicholas Lawrence Ford Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2018 05/07/2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Masud Kala Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 08/12/2017 07/12/2021
Farook Ismail Atcha Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2017 28/09/2021
Martin Knowles Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06/09/2017 04/09/2021
Wasim Raja Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2017 26/02/2021
Jordan Turner Not recorded Elected by school staff 22/11/2016 21/11/2020
Neelam Arshad Not recorded Elected by parents 22/11/2016 21/11/2020
Nicholas Lawrence Ford Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 02/11/2015 01/11/2019
Paul Gerrard Davidson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 02/11/2015 01/11/2019
Ismail Musa Kala Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 31/08/2019

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lucy Elizabeth Lees Local governor Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2017 13/11/2018
Julia Ann Pilkington Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2016 11/09/2018
Anwer Ibrahim Patel Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 20/09/2016 12/06/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Harper Green
Parliamentary Constituency:
Bolton South East
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Bolton 023
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Bolton 023E

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School capacity

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