Establishment Colchester Academy

URN: 136195

Academy sponsor led

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Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3JL
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jenny Betts
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry
URN: 136195, DfE number: 881/6911
UKPRN: 10031141
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 6 December 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
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
18 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
Chris Burns Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2021 31 August 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rebecca Elizabeth West Not recorded Elected by school staff 14 September 2021 13 September 2025
Alison Michelle Ross Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Jenny Betts Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 23 September 2019 22 September 2023
Alison Theresa Owen Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 2 December 2019 1 December 2022
Paula Simmons Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 2 December 2019 1 December 2022
Darren Marzell Not recorded Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 23 September 2019 22 September 2022
Timothy Platts Not recorded Original (signatory) members 23 September 2019 22 September 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lesley West Local governor Original (signatory) members 7 July 2020 4 October 2021
Michelle Anne Cornish Local governor Elected by school staff 23 September 2019 5 July 2021
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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
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Colchester 022
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 022G
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