Establishment Skinners' Academy

URN: 136137

Academy sponsor led

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Woodberry Grove, London, N4 1SY
Local authority
Hackney (204)
Headteacher / Principal
Shereka James
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Single-academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Skinners' Company
Gender of entry
URN: 136137, DfE number: 204/6909
UKPRN: 10030492
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 March 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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 2010
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
11 February 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
Jocelyn Claire Mitchell Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 September 2019 15 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Billy Whitbread Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 September 2008 3 September 2024
James Clark Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 September 2008 3 September 2024
Christopher Dearie Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 August 2016 28 August 2024
Mark Edward Wickham-Jones Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 25 March 2008 24 March 2024
Timothy Hugh Penzer Haynes Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 January 2019 9 January 2023
Matt Dunston Elected by school staff 13 December 2018 12 December 2022
Belinda Sarah Hitchins Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Christina Bankes Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 December 2017 3 December 2021
Sarah Caton Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Martin Bienvenu Elected by school staff 29 September 2017 3 September 2021
Anton Francic Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Evan Price Appointed by foundation/Trust 23 March 2017 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From
Andrew Gurdon Boggis Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 February 2021
Johnny Aisher Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 February 2021
Lucy Lee Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 November 2014
Robert Farquharson Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2013

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Shereka James 1 August 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Olu Alalade 12 March 2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
James Clark Member Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 November 2014 11 February 2021
John Bernard Beighton Accounting officer N/A 21 October 2019 31 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
Woodberry Down
Parliamentary constituency
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Hackney 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Hackney 002F

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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