Establishment Denefield School

URN: 137777

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Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6XY
Local authority
West Berkshire (869)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Edwin Towill
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137777, DfE number: 869/5404
UKPRN: 10035962
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 January 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 January 2012
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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
10 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Lorraine Doyle Appointed by GB/board 21 May 2015 12 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Joel Davis Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2021 2 February 2025
Stephen Kayongo Elected by parents 18 December 2020 17 December 2024
Lorraine Doyle Appointed by academy members 21 May 2015 12 July 2024
Rupert Bancroft Appointed by academy members 23 March 2016 22 March 2024
Steven Musson Appointed by academy members 27 January 2016 8 January 2024
Adam Greenhalgh Elected by parents 23 October 2019 22 October 2023
Katie Ayres Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Sarah Shortt Original (signatory) members 13 February 2019 12 February 2023
Harvey Smith Appointed by GB/board 23 July 2013 11 July 2021
Edwin Mark Towill Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 25 September 2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Alice Boon Appointed by academy members 4 December 2019
Catherine Sara Hester Appointed by academy members 4 December 2019
Daniel Jonathan Barter Appointed by academy members 4 December 2019
Matthew James Barber Appointed by academy members 4 December 2019
Thomas Austin James Appointed by academy members 4 December 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Edwin Towill 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Edmund Bradley 27 March 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Steven Bisoffi Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2018 17 March 2021
Thomas Paul Lynch Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 25 February 2021
Stephen Hadfield Trustee Elected by parents 14 December 2016 13 December 2020
Sarah Louise Lunn Trustee Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2019 31 August 2020
Debra Jane Gardner Trustee Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 10 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
West Berkshire
Tilehurst & Purley
Parliamentary constituency
Reading West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Berkshire 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Berkshire 004A

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