Discovery Academy

URN: 136681

Academy sponsor led

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Address:
Discovery Drive, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0GA
Local authority:
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Headteacher/Principal:
Mr Simon French
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
Secondary
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
ALPHA ACADEMIES TRUST
Academy sponsor:
ALPHA Academies Trust
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 136681, DfE number: 861/4714
UKPRN: 10033345
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Non-selective
Website:
http://www.thediscoveryacademy.co.uk/
Telephone:
01782882100
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 06 October 2016)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
None
Diocese:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
None
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
School capacity: Help with this field
1200
Number of pupils:
1076
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01/09/2011
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
26.3%
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Pat Jackson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/10/2015 30/09/2019

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Joanne Gething Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/10/2018 18/10/2022
Louise Brammer Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/10/2018 18/10/2022
Sarah Jane Colclough Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 29/03/2018 21/07/2021
Nichola Millward Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2016 06/10/2020
Alan Fox Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30/09/2015 29/09/2019
Jonathan Baddeley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17/07/2015 16/07/2019
Julie Peirson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/07/2015 06/07/2019
Sarah Robinson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 26/01/2015 25/01/2019
Simon French Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/12/2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Ann Moult Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 23/08/2015 31/10/2018
Katherine Townshend Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 13/07/2015 19/10/2018
Denise Brown Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2017 11/10/2018
Claire Denson Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/10/2014 03/12/2017
Kerry Hore Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2016 03/12/2017
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
District:
Stoke-on-Trent
Ward:
Bentilee and Ubberley
Parliamentary Constituency:
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
E06000021
Easting:
392269
Northing:
345517
Census Ward:
Unknown
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 017D

Age range

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School capacity

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Free School Meals

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