Establishment Denefield School

URN: 137777

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Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6XY
Local authority:
West Berkshire (869)
Mr Edwin Towill
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11 to 18
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URN: 137777, DfE number: 869/5404
UKPRN: 10035962
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Good (Last inspection: 16 January 2018)
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Lorraine Doyle Appointed by GB/board 21/05/2015 12/07/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Steven Musson Appointed by academy members 27/01/2016 08/01/2024
Sarah Louise Lunn Appointed by GB/board 18/12/2019 17/12/2023
Adam Greenhalgh Elected by parents 23/10/2019 22/10/2023
Debra Jane Gardner Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2019 24/09/2023
Katie Ayres Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2019 24/09/2023
Sarah Shortt Original (signatory) members 13/02/2019 12/02/2023
Steven Bisoffi Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Harvey Smith Appointed by GB/board 23/07/2013 11/07/2021
Stephen Hadfield Elected by parents 14/12/2016 13/12/2020
Lorraine Doyle Original (signatory) members 21/05/2015 12/07/2020
Rupert Bancroft Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 23/03/2016 22/03/2020
Edwin Mark Towill Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 25/09/2019 Not recorded


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Alice Boon Appointed by academy members 04/12/2019
Catherine Sara Hester Appointed by academy members 04/12/2019
Daniel Jonathan Barter Appointed by academy members 04/12/2019
Matthew James Barber Appointed by academy members 04/12/2019
Thomas Austin James Appointed by academy members 04/12/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Edwin Towill 01/09/2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Edmund Bradley 27/03/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Steven Bisoffi Member Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2018 18/12/2019
Stephen Hadfield Member Appointed by academy members 14/12/2016 12/12/2019
Sarah Shortt Member Original (signatory) members 01/01/2012 09/12/2019
Joanna Jackson Trustee Appointed by academy members 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
Harvey Smith Member Appointed by academy members 14/12/2016 06/12/2019
Lorrraine Doyle Member Original (signatory) members 01/01/2012 06/12/2019
Rupert Bancroft Member Appointed by academy members 14/12/2016 06/12/2019
Steven Musson Member Appointed by academy members 14/12/2016 06/12/2019
Lucy Hillyard Accounting officer N/A 23/09/2015 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
South East
West Berkshire
Tilehurst & Purley
Parliamentary Constituency:
Reading West
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Berkshire 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Berkshire 004A

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