Establishment The Open Academy

URN: 135650

Academy sponsor led

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Salhouse Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9DL
Local authority
Norfolk (926)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Jon Ford
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry
URN: 135650, DfE number: 926/6905
UKPRN: 10024180
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 7 November 2018)
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Religious character
Not recorded
Not recorded
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 2008
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
4 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Nick Plater Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 August 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Callum Perry Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 May 2021 5 May 2025
Alyson O'Sullivan Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Basil Choudhry Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016 31 August 2024
Anthony Edwards Not recorded Elected by school staff 9 March 2016 8 March 2024
Lisa-Anne Aldous Not recorded Elected by parents 4 September 2019 3 September 2023
Astra Richardson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 September 2019 1 September 2023
Mark Hurren Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 April 2017 31 August 2023
Charlotte Land Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 January 2019 29 January 2023
Jon Ford Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Norwich North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Norwich 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Norwich 004C
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