Establishment group LIFE ACADEMIES TRUST

UID: 2311

Multi-academy trust

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Biggleswade Academy, Mead End, Biggleswade, SG18 8JU
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
(also known as Companies House (CH) number)
07928028 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
30 January 2012
  • Biggleswade Academy

    Mead End, Biggleswade, SG18 8JU
    Phase / type
    Middle deemed primary, Academy converter
    Local authority name
    Central Bedfordshire
    Joined date
    1 March 2012

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Delegated authority of local governing body

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Corporate contact

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This only applies to organisations (most often a diocese or higher education institution) which are a corporate member or director/trustee of an academy trust. They should provide contact details here for someone in their organisation who can provide information on which members of their organisation have acted in the capacity of corporate member or corporate director/trustee.

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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
Christopher Barend Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 June 2019 23 January 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jamie Slender Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 July 2022 7 July 2026
Ian Hanahoe Appointed by academy members 16 March 2021 15 March 2025
Esme Wyatt Appointed by GB/board 22 October 2020 22 October 2024
Caroline Jane McGuckian Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 April 2019 24 April 2023
Duncan Nicol Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 March 2019 20 March 2023
Christopher Barend Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 January 2019 23 January 2023
Mark Andrew Steer Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2022 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Bernard Briars Appointed by academy members 21 July 2016
Bethan Dudas Appointed by academy members 29 September 2021
Helen Redding Appointed by academy members 14 September 2018
Julie Christine Bull Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Mark Andrew Steer 1 September 2022 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rachel Nicola Kenyon 1 May 2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Shelley Flynn Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 21 March 2019 31 August 2022
Shelley Flynn Accounting officer N/A 1 April 2019 31 August 2022
Ron Bernard Patrick Monti Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 December 2021 13 April 2022
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