Establishment Ridgeway Academy

URN: 139029

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Evesham Road, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6BD
Local authority:
Worcestershire (885)
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11 to 16
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URN: 139029, DfE number: 885/4422
UKPRN: 10039627
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 03 May 2018)
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No boarders
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jane Craig Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Catherine Stewart Appointed by academy members 13/10/2014 13/10/2022
Claire Torrington Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/09/2018 01/09/2022
Jack Worton Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2018 04/06/2022
Alistair Hayward-Wright Appointed by GB/board 02/05/2018 02/05/2022
Julia Breakwell Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2018 01/04/2021
Michael Bennett Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Jan Higgitt Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018
Jane Craig Appointed by GB/board 07/11/2012
Paul Lowe Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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MICHAEL BENNETT 01/09/2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Ashley Hewitt 03/01/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Cunliffe Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/09/2018 17/07/2019
Julia Breakwell Trustee Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2018 21/03/2019
Jane Craig Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 04/06/2018 01/09/2018
Julie Grieve Member Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17/03/2008 31/08/2018
Sara Wakelam Member Appointed by academy members 06/07/2016 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Astwood Bank and Feckenham
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Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Redditch 013
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Redditch 013D

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