Establishment Highams Park School

URN: 137558

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Single-academy trust: HIGHAMS PARK ACADEMY TRUST

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Address
34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London, Essex, E4 9PJ
Local authority
Waltham Forest (320)
Headteacher / Principal
Phil Grundy
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
HIGHAMS PARK ACADEMY TRUST
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137558, DfE number: 320/5400
UKPRN: 10035039
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
02085274051
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 March 2017)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1545
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 October 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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22.5%
Date last changed / confirmed
27 September 2022
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Tracy Penfold Appointed by academy members 18 December 2021 18 December 2025

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Erik Mesel Elected by parents 29 September 2022 29 September 2026
Maria Eze Elected by parents 29 September 2022 29 September 2026
Ginette Hogan Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2022 16 July 2026
Claudine Crossley Appointed by GB/board 8 June 2022 8 June 2026
Christina Proffitt Appointed by academy members 17 March 2022 17 March 2026
Dave Brown Appointed by GB/board 4 February 2020 3 February 2024
Alan Benton Appointed by academy members 23 September 2019 23 September 2023
Andy Sikora Elected by school staff 23 September 2019 23 September 2023
Richard Palmer Elected by school staff 23 September 2019 23 September 2023
Phillip Grundy Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2016 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Alan Benton Original (signatory) members 31 July 2011
Michael Bunyan Appointed by academy members 1 February 2019
Paul Philip Appointed by academy members 12 August 2011
Richard Hutchinson Appointed by academy members 1 January 2015
Stephen Riches Appointed by academy members 12 December 2016
Steven Carter Original (signatory) members 31 July 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Philip Grundy 1 January 2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jacob Adeshina 1 February 2022 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ginette Hogan Trustee Elected by parents 16 July 2018 16 July 2022
Claudine Crossley Trustee Elected by parents 8 June 2018 8 June 2022
Summaya Aziz Chief financial officer N/A 4 January 2017 31 January 2022
Tracy Penfold Chair of trustees Appointed by academy members 18 December 2017 18 December 2021
Tracy Penfold Trustee Appointed by academy members 18 December 2017 18 December 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
London
District
Waltham Forest
Ward
Hatch Lane & Highams Park North
Parliamentary constituency
Chingford and Woodford Green
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E09000031
Easting
538793
Northing
191859
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Waltham Forest 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Waltham Forest 007F
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.