Establishment Essa Academy

URN: 135770

Academy sponsor led

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Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 3HH
Local authority
Bolton (350)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Martin Knowles
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
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)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
5 January 2009
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
4 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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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 6 July 2018 5 July 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Wasim Raja Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2017 22 January 2025
Jordan Turner Not recorded Elected by school staff 22 November 2016 21 November 2024
Fahmida Shah Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Rizwana Mulla Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Paul Gerrard Davidson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2015 1 November 2023
Ivan Wadeson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2019 21 March 2023
Masud Kala Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2017 7 December 2021
Farook Ismail Atcha Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2017 28 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Martin Knowles Local governor Appointed by GB/board 6 September 2017 4 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Harper Green
Parliamentary constituency
Bolton South East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bolton 023
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bolton 023E
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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