Establishment Forest Academy

URN: 136316

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Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0FP
Local authority:
Suffolk (935)
Mrs April Grimes
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3 to 11
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URN: 136316, DfE number: 935/2003
UKPRN: 10032211
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Requires improvement (Last inspection: 01 December 2017)
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Claire Goldstone Elected by parents 04/11/2019 04/11/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Phillip Anthony Richardson Appointed by GB/board 15/06/2020 15/06/2024
Laura Elizabeth La Fond Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 17/01/2020 17/01/2024
Naomi Brickett Elected by parents 14/11/2019 14/11/2023
Joanna Lyn Wilson Appointed by GB/board 04/11/2019 03/11/2023
Paul William Tams Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2019 12/07/2023
Mary Andrew Appointed by GB/board 19/05/2014 18/06/2022
Helen Morley Elected by school staff 15/11/2017 15/11/2021
Claire Goldstone Elected by parents 20/05/2013 20/10/2021
April Grimes Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20/01/2011 Not recorded
Lorna Karen Rourke Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Claire Goldstone Appointed by academy members 12/11/2018
Mary Andrew Appointed by academy members 15/12/2014
Paul William Tams Appointed by GB/board 04/11/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
April Grimes 08/09/2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
April Grimes 20/01/2011 Not recorded
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
West Suffolk
Brandon Central
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Suffolk
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Forest Heath 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Forest Heath 001B

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