Establishment Appleby Grammar School

URN: 137251

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Single-academy trust: APPLEBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

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Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XU
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Elaine Sargent
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137251, DfE number: 909/5407
UKPRN: 10034596
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 6 June 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Jane Taylor Original (signatory) members 30 September 2020 1 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Dee Cullen Elected by school staff 25 March 2021 25 March 2025
Dorothy Anderton Appointed by academy members 18 March 2017 18 March 2025
Alan McViety Appointed by academy members 3 December 2020 3 December 2024
Alastair Birtles Appointed by academy members 3 December 2020 3 December 2024
David Robinson Elected by parents 20 November 2019 20 November 2023
Pat Burns Elected by school staff 1 August 2011 1 August 2023
Barry Broadhurst Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 21 November 2018 21 November 2022
Debbie Harrison Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 July 2018 12 July 2022
Gideon Wright Elected by school staff 4 November 2013 4 November 2021


Name Appointed by From
(Helen) Jane Taylor Original (signatory) members 1 August 2011
David Watkinson Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2011
Jonty Rostron Original (signatory) members 1 August 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Elaine Sargent 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jonathan Dunham 1 August 2011 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrew Lund Accounting officer N/A 6 August 2014 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Appleby (Bongate)
Parliamentary constituency
Penrith and The Border
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Eden 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Eden 006B

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