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URN: 140633

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Milton Road, Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 6LG
Local authority:
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Mr Darren Bishop
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11 to 16
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Academy sponsor:
ALPHA Academies Trust
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URN: 140633, DfE number: 861/4038
UKPRN: 10045191
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 16 November 2016)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rosina Lee Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/12/2018 10/12/2022

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Jakk Adams Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/11/2017 20/11/2021
David Heywood Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/02/2017 19/02/2021
Nova Abela Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/02/2017 19/02/2021
Clare Poole Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2016 31/08/2020
Sarah Robinson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30/09/2015 29/09/2019
Jane Rigby Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 08/07/2014 31/07/2019
Darren Bishop Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/12/2015 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Christine Ann Bray Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/10/2018 01/02/2019
Katherine Jane Townshend Chair of local governing body Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 10/12/2018
Lesley Paterson Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/11/2017 09/07/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Sneyd Green
Parliamentary Constituency:
Stoke-on-Trent North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 008E

Age range

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