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Multi-academy trust

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The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6AE
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
(also known as Companies House (CH) number)
08399801 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
12 February 2013

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Delegated authority of local governing body

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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
Diane Gaskin Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2021 28 February 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Kerry Kurczij Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2023 31 August 2027
John Barnes Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 April 2023 16 April 2027
Sarah Dumont Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 September 2022 25 September 2026
Paul Jackson Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2022 31 August 2026
Robert Lavery Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Eddie Diamond Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2021 28 February 2025
Helen Mills Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 January 2021 7 January 2025
Andrew Summersgill Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 January 2021 3 January 2025


Name Appointed by From
Marcus Stock Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 November 2014
Paul Fisher Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 January 2017
Paul Grogan Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2023

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Darren Beardsley 28 January 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Giles Nightingale 1 September 2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Adam Little Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Timothy Swinglehurst Member Appointed by foundation/Trust 13 November 2014 31 August 2023
Janet Sheehan Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 October 2021 21 July 2023
Catherine Jane Bell Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 October 2022 31 March 2023
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