Establishment group BENFLEET SCHOOLS TRUST

UID: 15726

Multi-academy trust

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The Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
(also known as Companies House (CH) number)
07561574 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
11 March 2011
  • The Appleton School

    Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN
    Phase / type
    Secondary, Academy converter
    Local authority name
    Joined date
    1 April 2011

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Delegated authority of local governing body

Full delegation other than matters relating to the Headteacher and legal requirements of the Trust.

Corporate contact

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Shared chair of local governing bodies

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Shared local governors

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Peter Hillman Original (signatory) members 11 March 2011 10 December 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Karen Lay Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 30 June 2024
Rachel Nolan Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2016 21 March 2024
Clive Purdy Appointed by academy members 15 June 2015 10 December 2023
Jonathan Fryer Appointed by academy members 2 December 2014 1 December 2023
Sarah Dignasse Appointed by academy members 2 December 2014 10 December 2022


Name Appointed by From
Liana Gowen Original (signatory) members 7 December 2020
Mark Jones Original (signatory) members 7 December 2020
Peter Hillman Original (signatory) members 11 March 2011
Terry Reynolds Original (signatory) members 2 July 2014

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sarah Cox 1 September 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Daryl Kilner 1 March 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sandra Mary Johnson Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2018 11 July 2022
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