Establishment The Forest School

URN: 139853

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Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5NE
Local authority
Wokingham (872)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Shirley Austin
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139853, DfE number: 872/4050
UKPRN: 10042246
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 2 May 2018)
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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
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 July 2013
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Anna McMenamin Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 1 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Shirley Austin Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 1 September 2025
Clare Davis Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2021 31 May 2025
Peter Christmas Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2021 31 May 2025
Sonja Allen Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2021 31 May 2025
Vanessa Lobato Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 31 May 2021 31 May 2025
Alison Lovland Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2020 1 July 2024
Ben Roberts Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2020 1 July 2024
Karyn Close Elected by parents 1 June 2019 1 June 2023
Mary Keenan Elected by parents 14 May 2019 14 May 2023
Prue Bray Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 1 September 2022
David Auger Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2017 1 December 2021
Richard Sedgwick Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2017 1 December 2021


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Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Shirley Austin 1 September 2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rachael Cummings 1 April 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
James Eaglesham Trustee Elected by school staff 5 December 2018 31 May 2021
Shirley Austin Chief financial officer N/A 1 September 2017 31 March 2021
Richard John Baden Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2017 19 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wokingham 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wokingham 009E
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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