Establishment Cherry Tree Academy

URN: 144400

Academy sponsor led

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Cobblers Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2HN
Local authority
Wakefield (384)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr James Grayston
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Waterton Academy Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 144400, DfE number: 384/2024
UKPRN: 10063418
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 12 March 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 April 2017
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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 Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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 local governing body

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Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Trudie Hayes Not recorded Elected by school staff 14 June 2021 14 June 2025
Nigel Leeder Not recorded Interim Executive Board 20 November 2019 20 November 2023
Katie Gibson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Kel Greenside Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Mark Cavill Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Carole Stevenson Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 November 2017 31 October 2021
Stephanie Field Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2017 31 October 2021
Jade Smith Not recorded Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 20 November 2017 Not recorded
James Grayston Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 November 2019 Not recorded
Samantha Thompson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 26 February 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sue Nunns Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2017 1 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Pontefract North
Parliamentary constituency
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wakefield 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wakefield 012C
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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