Establishment Hope Academy

URN: 136421

Academy sponsor led

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Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0AQ
Local authority:
St. Helens (342)
Patrick Ferguson
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Single-academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Archdiocese of Liverpool
Gender of entry:
URN: 136421, DfE number: 342/4803
UKPRN: 10034913
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 25 November 2015)
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Religious character:
Church of England/Roman Catholic
Diocese of Liverpool
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Michael Boland Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2020 31/12/2100


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Fitzsimons Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2019 01/09/2029
Richard Peers Appointed by foundation/Trust 28/06/2017 31/08/2027
Kenneth Newport Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2011 01/09/2021
Timothy Warren Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2011 01/09/2021


Name Appointed by From
Barbara Naylor Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2018
Bridget Leek Elected by school staff 21/03/2017
Christopher Stafford Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/12/2014
Fran McCaul Elected by parents 15/11/2011
Jane Griffiths Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/05/2014
John McMahon Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/09/2011
Lesley White Elected by school staff 01/10/2015
Marie Adams Elected by school staff 31/03/2015
Michael Boland Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/09/2011
Patrick Ferguson Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2015
Sue Cronin Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/03/2017
Victoria Roberts Appointed by foundation/Trust 26/02/2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Patrick Ferguson 11/05/2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Stephen Hughes 30/01/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Frank Cogley Chair of trustees Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/1900 31/12/2019
Martin Francis Cogley Member Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/03/2014 31/12/2019
Michael O'Dowd Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2011 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
St. Helens
Parliamentary Constituency:
St Helens North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
St. Helens 015
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
St. Helens 015A

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free School Meals

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