Establishment The Sutton Academy

URN: 136141

Academy sponsor led

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Single-academy trust: THE SUTTON ACADEMY

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Elton Head Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 5AU
Local authority
St. Helens (342)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Paul Willerton
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Single-academy trust
Academy sponsor
St Helens College
Gender of entry
URN: 136141, DfE number: 342/6905
UKPRN: 10030494
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 9 May 2019)
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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
6 September 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

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Name Appointed by From To
Tim Long Appointed by GB/board 22 June 2021 21 June 2025
Julie Powell Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 29 June 2024
Jo Davies Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 3 June 2015 2 June 2024
Nichola Kearney Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2019 14 October 2023
Gordon Pennington Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2019 31 May 2023
John McClaren Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2019 31 May 2023
Natalie Morey Elected by parents 1 March 2019 28 February 2023
Nick Gribben Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2013 30 June 2022
Norman Jackson Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2018 31 January 2022


Name Appointed by From
Alison Margaret Sherman Appointed by academy members 18 December 2020
Julia Callaghan Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019
Mark Doyle Foundation/sponsor members 18 December 2020
Peter Winter Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2019
Simon David Pierce Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Paul Willerton 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jayne Tallant 1 January 2014 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Peter Winter Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 21 October 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
St. Helens
Thatto Heath
Parliamentary constituency
St Helens South and Whiston
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St. Helens 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St. Helens 019G
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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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