Establishment The Gilberd School

URN: 137926

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Address
Brinkley Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9PU
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs L Exley
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Academy trust
ALPHA TRUST
Academy sponsor
The Alpha Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137926, DfE number: 881/5441
UKPRN: 10036667
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01206842211
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 22 November 2018)
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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
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
1586
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 March 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
10.5%
Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
John Simpson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 March 2020 21 March 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Grant Chinyuku Not recorded Elected by parents 4 July 2021 3 July 2025
Debbie Emm Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 July 2021 1 July 2025
Richard Norfolk Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2021 1 July 2025
Tom Ratcliffe Not recorded Elected by school staff 10 November 2020 9 November 2024
Shiela Winwright Not recorded Elected by parents 25 November 2015 26 November 2023
Paul Presland Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2019 8 July 2023
Ray Gibbs Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2018 19 October 2022
Dex Jezierski Not recorded Elected by school staff 10 September 2018 9 October 2022
Andrew Keeble Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 September 2018 23 September 2022
Sue Waring Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2018 24 June 2022
Linda Exley Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2007 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Linda Gous Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 October 2017 15 October 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Colchester
Ward
Highwoods
Parliamentary constituency
Colchester
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000012
Easting
600742
Northing
228148
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Colchester 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 002A
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