Establishment The UCL Academy

URN: 137181

Academy sponsor led

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Single-academy trust: THE UCL ACADEMY

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Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, NW3 3AQ
Local authority
Camden (202)
Headteacher / Principal
Simon McBride
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137181, DfE number: 202/4000
UKPRN: 10035564
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 June 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Lucie Green Appointed by academy members 9 January 2018 8 January 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Alison Kelly Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2014 31 August 2025
Simon McBride Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 24 April 2017 31 August 2025
Elshaymaa Molokhia Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 November 2020 11 November 2024
Jessica Learmond-Criqui Appointed by academy members 1 September 2014 31 August 2024
Matthew Swales Appointed by academy members 1 September 2016 31 August 2024
Helen Connor Appointed by academy members 8 December 2015 1 December 2023
David MacBrayne Elected by school staff 2 September 2019 1 September 2023
Fjolle Bunjaku Appointed by GB/board 25 February 2019 24 February 2023
Gregory Smith Appointed by academy members 25 February 2019 24 February 2023
Jade Huang Appointed by academy members 21 January 2019 20 January 2023
Michelle McCalden Elected by parents 3 September 2018 2 September 2022
Mark Quinn Appointed by academy members 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Penny Longman Appointed by academy members 9 January 2018 8 January 2022


Name Appointed by From
Anthony Smith Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 February 2015
Clare Goudy Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 February 2015
Lucie Green Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 January 2018
Norbert Pachler Appointed by academy members 3 July 2018
Sam Smidt Appointed by academy members 2 July 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Simon McBride 24 April 2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sureshan Ramalingam 5 January 2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Deborah Thomas Trustee Appointed by academy members 30 September 2017 30 September 2021
Errol Simpson Trustee Elected by school staff 11 November 2019 31 August 2021
Ewan Labrom Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 September 2014 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Swiss Cottage
Parliamentary constituency
Hampstead and Kilburn
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Camden 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Camden 017C
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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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