Establishment Oakfield Academy

URN: 136970

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Oakfield Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 4JF
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal:
Miss Emma Wilkes
Phase of education:
Middle deemed secondary
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URN: 136970, DfE number: 933/4257
UKPRN: 10034741
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 3 March 2016)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Reason establishment opened:
1 August 2011
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Reason establishment closed:
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
9 February 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Kate Hellard Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2018 17 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Marc Higgins Elected by parents 24 January 2020 23 January 2024
Susannah Hill Appointed by academy members 24 January 2020 23 January 2024
Claire Hopkins Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2007 31 August 2023
Barry Edwards Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 May 2015 30 April 2023
Emma Wilkes Appointed by academy members 1 January 2014 1 January 2023
Lesley Peat Elected by school staff 1 February 2014 31 January 2022
Kate Stewart Elected by school staff 19 September 2017 18 September 2021
William De Bolla Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2017 10 July 2021
David McGrath Elected by school staff 1 May 2013 30 April 2021
Gary Smart Appointed by GB/board 1 April 1999 25 March 2021


Name Appointed by From
Gary Smart Appointed by GB/board 1 April 1999
Kate Hellard Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2018
Sarah Hynds Appointed by GB/board 18 December 1996
Tim Cutting Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2007

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Emma Wilkes 1 January 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sarah Wells 1 August 2011 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Frome Oakfield
Parliamentary constituency:
Somerton and Frome
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Mendip 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Mendip 004D

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