Establishment Great Western Academy

URN: 145883

Free schools

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William Morris Way, Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon, SN25 2PP
Local authority:
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Graham Davis
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 145883, DfE number: 866/4006
UKPRN: 10068117
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Neville Wild Appointed by foundation/Trust 28/02/2017 31/08/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Carter Elliott Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Matthew Thomas Hunt Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2020 07/07/2023
Michelle Anne Horrobin Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2020 07/07/2023
Andrew John Hamer Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2019 23/01/2023
Graham John Taylor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Graham Reeve Davis Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2021


Name Appointed by From
Carole Jane Kitching Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 21/08/2018
Daniel Christopher Adams Appointed by GB/board 22/09/2020
Dwynwen Mary Martin Appointed by GB/board 04/12/2019
Leslie Michael Durrant Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 21/08/2018
Sarah Louise Balchin Appointed by GB/board 24/09/2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Graham Davis 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Elizabeth Frobisher 01/05/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Priscilla Mary Paget Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2020
Valerie Christina Houldey Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
St Andrews
Parliamentary constituency:
North Swindon
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Swindon 008
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Swindon 008B

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