Furness Academy

URN: 135940

Academy sponsor led

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Park Drive, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BB
Local authority:
Cumbria (909)
Mr Simon Laheney
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
BAE Systems Marine Submarines
Gender of entry:
URN: 135940, DfE number: 909/6908
UKPRN: 10027714
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 20 September 2017)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
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Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
John Shields Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2017 12/08/2019

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
John Buckingham Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/11/2018 06/11/2022
Hilary Ellam Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Jane Dean-Wilcock Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Graeme Corkill Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/09/2017 03/09/2021
Mark Woodham Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/09/2017 03/09/2021
Miranda Bond Not recorded Elected by school staff 04/09/2017 03/09/2021
David Anthony Kelly Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/05/2017 04/05/2021
Victoria Fawcett Not recorded Elected by parents 07/12/2016 06/12/2020
Jayne Beach Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 02/03/2016 01/03/2020
Simon Laheney Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
John Shields Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 13/08/2015 12/08/2019

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Scott Wilson Local governor Elected by parents 30/03/2015 21/07/2018
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Barrow and Furness
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Barrow-in-Furness 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Barrow-in-Furness 005B

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