Establishment Chelsea Academy

URN: 135531

Academy sponsor led

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Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AB
Local authority
Kensington and Chelsea (207)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Mariella Ardron
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy sponsor
Diocese of London
Gender of entry
URN: 135531, DfE number: 207/6905
UKPRN: 10027538
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 24 May 2012)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of London
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 2009
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
19 October 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
Sarah Sassoon Appointed by academy members 1 October 2017 30 August 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Lansley-Gordon Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2021 13 October 2025
Julian Simmonds Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 26 March 2015 9 October 2025
Tabia Farhin Salam Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2020 10 December 2024
Laura Malkin Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 7 December 2016 7 December 2024
Susan Harris Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 20 March 2016 19 March 2024
Joanna Birkett Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 12 March 2016 1 March 2024
Samuel Richard Hole Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 October 2019 28 October 2023
Nicola Jane Lupton Appointed by GB/board 4 September 2018 3 September 2022
Catherine Joan Williams Appointed by GB/board 3 July 2018 2 July 2022
Kathryn Mary Roskell Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 1 February 2014 31 January 2022


Name Appointed by From
Graham Tomlin Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 4 September 2020
Inigo Woolf Foundation/sponsor members 21 March 2007
Merrick Cockell Foundation/sponsor members 21 March 2007

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Mariella Susan Ardron 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Lucian Boyd-Harte 1 April 2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dotun OLALEYE Trustee Appointed by GB/board 21 January 2020 18 October 2021
Massimiliano Lami Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 4 June 2018 7 October 2021
Mark Richards Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 March 2017 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Kensington and Chelsea
Chelsea Riverside
Parliamentary constituency
Chelsea and Fulham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Kensington and Chelsea 021
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Kensington and Chelsea 021B
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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