Establishment Samuel Ryder Academy

URN: 138582

Academy sponsor led

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Drakes Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5AR
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mr Matthew Gauthier
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 19
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Scholars' Education Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 138582, DfE number: 919/4003
UKPRN: 10038479
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 May 2016)
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mun Li Boswell Not recorded Elected by parents 12/03/2019 03/10/2020

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Jack Woosey Not recorded Elected by school staff 21/11/2019 20/11/2023
Peter Stokes Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 26/03/2015 25/03/2023
Michelle Miles Not recorded Elected by parents 28/11/2018 27/11/2022
Sheryl Wall Not recorded Elected by parents 28/11/2018 27/11/2022
Jessica McGrath Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2014 30/09/2022
Jane Fullard Not recorded Elected by parents 25/04/2018 24/04/2022
Gillian Maddison Not recorded Elected by school staff 30/01/2018 29/01/2022
Madeleine Bates Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/03/2019 07/10/2020
Alison Watkins Not recorded Elected by parents 04/10/2016 03/10/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christopher Armitage Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2012 31/08/2020
Matthew Gauthier Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 31/08/2020
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
St Albans
Parliamentary Constituency:
St Albans
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
St Albans 016
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
St Albans 016C

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