The Ferrers School

URN: 139988

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Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF
Local authority:
Northamptonshire (928)
Angela Smith
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11 to 18
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URN: 139988, DfE number: 928/4094
UKPRN: 10042617
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Special Measures (Last inspection: 16 May 2018)
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Anthony Hopkins Original (signatory) members 27/09/2018 05/10/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Downs Appointed by academy members 01/02/2018 01/02/2022
Mark Foster Appointed by academy members 01/05/2017 30/04/2021
Melvyn Kay Appointed by academy members 01/05/2017 30/04/2021
Vivienne Baranard Appointed by academy members 02/03/2017 01/03/2021
Andrew Briggs Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013 26/06/2020
James Nicholson Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013 26/05/2020
Tania Clarke Appointed by GB/board 24/03/2016 24/03/2020


Name Appointed by From
Andrew Briggs Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013
Anthony Hopkins Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013
James Nicholson Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013
Rolan Gray Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2014
Vivienne Barnard Appointed by academy members 01/02/2018

Accounting officer

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Angela Smith 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Name From To
Tracy Watson 23/07/2013 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Anthony Hopkins Chair of trustees Original (signatory) members 23/07/2013 24/09/2018
Roland Gray Trustee Original (signatory) members 08/07/2014 15/05/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East Midlands
East Northamptonshire
Higham Ferrers Chichele
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Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
East Northamptonshire 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
East Northamptonshire 007A

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