Establishment Westminster Academy

URN: 131262

Academy sponsor led

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The Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ
Local authority
Westminster (213)
Headteacher / Principal
Doctor Paul Wood
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy sponsor
Exilarch's Foundation
Gender of entry
URN: 131262, DfE number: 213/6906
UKPRN: 10015510
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 1 March 2013)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2006
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
31 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Shabir Randeree Foundation/sponsor members 13 December 2012 13 December 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2021 18 March 2025
Tabassum Awan Appointed by GB/board 17 December 2020 17 December 2024
Jeremy Sanders Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 2 July 2020 1 July 2024
Anastasiya Karelina Elected by parents 6 December 2019 5 December 2023
Duncan Harman-Wilson Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2011 30 March 2023
Angela Piddock Appointed by GB/board 28 March 2007 27 March 2023
David Dangoor Foundation/sponsor members 28 March 2007 27 March 2023
Judy Dangoor Foundation/sponsor members 28 March 2007 27 March 2023
Libby Dangoor Foundation/sponsor members 3 March 2011 2 March 2023
Alastair Metcalf Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 4 July 2018 4 July 2022
Alex James Elected by school staff 4 July 2018 3 July 2022
Mark Beard Appointed by GB/board 26 March 2014 25 March 2022
Mike Karp Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2017 5 December 2021


Name Appointed by From
David Dangoor Foundation/sponsor members 28 March 2007
Elie Dangoor Appointed by academy members 28 January 2020
Michael Dangoor Appointed by academy members 28 January 2020
Michael Karp Appointed by academy members 14 February 2020
Richard Roth Appointed by academy members 14 February 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Paul Wood 1 January 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Theresa Allotey 1 January 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Antony Murray Chief financial officer N/A 1 September 2020 31 December 2020
Theresa Allotey Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2020 31 December 2020
Shabir Randeree Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2012 12 December 2020
Lina Alchami Trustee Elected by parents 17 June 2016 23 October 2020
Penelope Collins Chief financial officer N/A 4 September 2017 31 August 2020
Saima Rana Accounting officer N/A 1 October 2015 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Parliamentary constituency
Westminster North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Westminster 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Westminster 010F

Age range

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School capacity

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