Establishment Fir Vale School

URN: 138925

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Owler Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 8GB
Local authority
Sheffield (373)
Headteacher / Principal
Rachel Smith
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138925, DfE number: 373/4280
UKPRN: 10039386
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 7 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 November 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
26 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Usma Saeed Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2019 2 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Rfaket Ali Hussain Appointed by GB/board 17 June 2021 17 June 2025
Mohammed Omer Appointed by GB/board 17 June 2021 16 June 2025
Tania Hussey Yeo Appointed by academy members 1 April 2021 31 March 2025
Robert Harris Elected by school staff 3 October 2019 2 October 2024
Tina Ball Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Paul Highfield Elected by school staff 16 April 2019 15 April 2023
Richard Steele Appointed by GB/board 8 January 2019 7 January 2023
Richard Edwards Appointed by GB/board 5 April 2018 4 April 2022


Name Appointed by From
Gregor Woods Appointed by academy members 27 January 2021
Mark Tweedle Appointed by academy members 10 December 2020
Robert Barry Appointed by academy members 26 March 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Rachel Smith 1 November 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Marie Shiels 1 June 2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Abdulla Mohamed Nagi Trustee Appointed by GB/board 17 June 2021 2 September 2021
Enos Akunda Trustee Appointed by GB/board 16 April 2019 1 April 2021
Nazma Begum Trustee Appointed by GB/board 16 April 2019 1 April 2021
Tania Hussey-Yeo Member Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2018 1 April 2021
Jane Irwin Trustee Appointed by GB/board 8 January 2019 25 February 2021
Richard Edwards Member Appointed by academy members 28 November 2010 26 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban minor conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sheffield 022
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sheffield 022D
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

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Free school meals

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