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
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136970, DfE number: 933/4257
UKPRN: 10034741
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 3 March 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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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
Kathy Pinches Elected by school staff 26 April 2021 25 April 2025
Gary Smart Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2021 31 March 2025
Christopher Salmon Elected by parents 18 December 2020 18 December 2024
Neil Corcoran Elected by parents 18 December 2020 18 December 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
Emma Wilkes Appointed by academy members 1 January 2014 1 January 2023


Name Appointed by From
Gary Smart Appointed by GB/board 1 April 1999
Sarah Hynds Appointed by GB/board 18 December 1996
Tim Cutting Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2007
William de Bolla Appointed by academy members 15 July 2021

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

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David McGrath Trustee Elected by school staff 26 April 2021 5 October 2021
Marc Higgins Trustee Elected by parents 24 January 2020 24 September 2021
Kate Hellard Member Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2018 15 July 2021
William De Bolla Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2017 10 July 2021
Matthew Hill Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 February 2021 5 May 2021
Gary Smart Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 April 1999 25 March 2021
Barry Edwards Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 May 2015 11 February 2021
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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
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mendip 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mendip 004D
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