Establishment Alban City School

URN: 138231

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Address
7 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Gilly Stray
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Free schools
Single-academy trust
ALBAN CITY FREE SCHOOL LTD
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138231, DfE number: 919/2028
UKPRN: 10037518
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01727860304
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 February 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
402
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
7.5%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Linda Crawley Original (signatory) members 27 June 2020 27 June 2024

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Akshay Chibber Appointed by academy members 19 March 2021 19 March 2025
Cathy Carter Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 1 December 2024
Chloe Ellis Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 1 December 2024
Claire Toms Elected by parents 16 October 2010 16 October 2024
Kate Dixon Elected by parents 16 October 2010 16 October 2024
Gordon Baisley Appointed by academy members 7 July 2020 7 July 2024
Janice Graham Original (signatory) members 27 June 2020 27 June 2024
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 27 June 2020 27 June 2024
Lara Jubb Original (signatory) members 27 June 2020 27 June 2024
Paula Willoughby Appointed by academy members 2 July 2019 2 July 2023
Kalpesh Shah Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2019 25 June 2023
Matthew Jones Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2019 25 June 2023
Gillian Stray Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2018 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Gordon Baisley Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2018
Hilary Isham Appointed by academy members 6 November 2017
Janice Graham N/A 23 May 2011
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2017
L.H. Crawley N/A 23 May 2011
Lara Jubb N/A 23 May 2011
Paul Telford Appointed by academy members 15 May 2017
Sandra Ison N/A 23 May 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gilly Stray 1 January 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Philippa Stapleton 11 June 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Louise Hind Trustee Elected by school staff 25 June 2019 1 December 2020
Sandra Ison Trustee Original (signatory) members 27 June 2020 9 November 2020
Christopher Ashcroft Trustee Elected by parents 7 November 2016 7 November 2020
Cathy Carter Trustee Elected by school staff 1 December 2012 2 November 2020
Richard Rickwood Trustee Appointed by academy members 27 June 2020 10 July 2020
Janice Graham Trustee Original (signatory) members 23 May 2011 27 June 2020
Kate Leahy Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 February 2012 27 June 2020
Lara Jubb Trustee Original (signatory) members 23 May 2011 27 June 2020
Linda Crawley Chair of trustees Original (signatory) members 23 May 2011 27 June 2020
Richard Rickwood Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 February 2012 27 June 2020
Sandra Ison Trustee Original (signatory) members 23 May 2011 27 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
St Albans
Ward
Clarence
Parliamentary constituency
St Albans
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000015
Easting
515056
Northing
207522
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St Albans 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St Albans 011D

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