Establishment Cumbria Academy for Autism

URN: 143723

Free schools special

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Single-academy trust: CUMBRIA ACADEMY FOR AUTISM

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Branthwaite Road, Workington, CA14 4SS
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Headteacher Richard Aindow
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Free schools special
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 143723, DfE number: 909/7003
UKPRN: 10083742
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
No data available
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Religious character
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Not recorded
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
2 September 2019
Reason establishment opened
Not recorded
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
29 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
SEN unit
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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Lynne Thornton Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2019 30 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Laura Watson Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 August 2021 9 August 2025
Andrew Wallam Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 March 2020 1 March 2024
Daniel Bowman Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 March 2020 1 March 2024
Robin Lacey Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2016 29 February 2024
Linda Guy Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2019 30 June 2023


Name Appointed by From
Gary Tomlinson Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2016
Gillian Hartley Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2016
Lynne Thornton Original (signatory) members 1 July 2019
Sean Day Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Richard Aindow 1 January 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Liza Ewing 15 April 2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Deborah Thorley Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 December 2020 12 October 2021
Amanda Harlow Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 March 2020 30 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Stainburn & Clifton
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Allerdale 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Allerdale 011C
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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