Establishment Ackworth Howard Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior and Infant School

URN: 130977

Voluntary controlled school

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Station Road, Low Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7HH
Local authority:
Wakefield (384)
Mr Michael Walker
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 130977, DfE number: 384/3023
UKPRN: 10080484
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 12 March 2020)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Leeds (ce)
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Lucy O'Brien Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2019 18/11/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah O'Brien Elected by school staff 07/04/2016 30/06/2024
Rebecca Fisher Elected by parents 28/02/2020 27/02/2024
Andrew Hilton Elected by parents 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Steve Holt Elected by parents 07/05/2019 07/05/2023
Andrew Hilton Elected by parents 07/05/2019 06/05/2023
Sam Pocock Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 08/04/2019 07/04/2023
Amdrew Davies Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2018 30/11/2022
Joanne Bagg Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2018 30/11/2022
Emma Jones Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20/03/2018 19/03/2022
Lorna Malik Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2018 19/03/2022
Charlene Smith Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 14/02/2018 13/02/2022
Michael Walker Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 21/11/2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca Fisher Governor Appointed by GB/board 29/02/2016 28/02/2020
Lucy O'Brien Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2015 19/11/2019
Lucy O'Brien Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2015 19/11/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
Yorkshire and the Humber
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wakefield 034
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wakefield 034A

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