Establishment The Forest Academy

URN: 139136

Academy sponsor led

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Address
Thornton Road, Kendray, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 3NG
Local authority
Barnsley (370)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Natalie Wathen and Mrs Katie Pierce
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
WELLSPRING ACADEMY TRUST
Academy sponsor
Wellspring Academy Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 139136, DfE number: 370/2023
UKPRN: 10039860
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01226284719
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 9 January 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
331
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 May 2013
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
38.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
6 April 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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Sanderson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 November 2020 24 November 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Tom Oates Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 January 2021 26 January 2026
Ken Mosley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 March 2021 9 March 2025
Father Paul Cartwright Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Richard Whitfield Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 July 2020 2 July 2024
Kayleigh Thompson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 May 2020 12 May 2024
Ella Sanderson Not recorded Elected by school staff 13 February 2020 13 February 2024
Lucy Donald Not recorded Elected by school staff 8 October 2019 8 October 2023
Helen Handley Not recorded Elected by parents 7 May 2019 7 May 2023
Karen Froggatt Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 September 2017 4 September 2021
Christine Parkes Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 July 2017 5 July 2021
Sam Bailey Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 5 July 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rob House Local governor Elected by parents 24 January 2019 16 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
District
Barnsley
Ward
Stairfoot
Parliamentary constituency
Barnsley East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban minor conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E08000016
Easting
436109
Northing
405151
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Barnsley 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Barnsley 018B

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Free school meals

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