Establishment New Islington Free School

URN: 139598

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10 Hugh Oldham Way, New Islington Marina, Ancoats, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 6EY
Local authority:
Manchester (352)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Tabitha Smith
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 139598, DfE number: 352/2022
UKPRN: 10041679
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 18 June 2015)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not recorded
Religious ethos:
Not applicable
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Edward Watkins Foundation/sponsor members 06/02/2012 06/02/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Clare Bolton Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 15/09/2020 03/10/2024
Larissa Ritchie Elected by school staff 15/09/2020 15/09/2024
Martin Boulton Appointed by GB/board 05/09/2020 05/09/2024
Aziz Shan Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2018 08/10/2023
Imoh Ussenudoh Elected by parents 08/10/2018 08/10/2023
Richard Goodaire Elected by parents 18/10/2018 18/10/2022
Steve Foster Appointed by academy members 01/09/2012 01/09/2022
Linda Hamilton Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 18/05/2012 18/05/2022
Nuthana Prathivadi Bhayankaram Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2018 27/03/2022
James Headifen Appointed by academy members 08/12/2017 08/12/2021
Anne Elizabeth Ryan Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2017 09/10/2021


Name Appointed by From
Clare Bolton Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 03/10/2016
Edward Watkins Foundation/sponsor members 06/02/2012
James Headifen Appointed by academy members 08/10/2018
Martin Boulton Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2015
Stuart Leeming Foundation/sponsor members 06/02/2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tabitha Smith 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Paula Millward 19/02/2013 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ralph Matthew Cunnington Trustee Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2018 31/08/2020
Sarah Louise Bailey Trustee Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2017 31/08/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Ancoats & Beswick
Parliamentary constituency:
Manchester Central
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Manchester 055
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Manchester 055E

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