Establishment Forest Academy

URN: 136316

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Single-academy trust: FOREST ACADEMY

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Address
Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0FP
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs April Grimes
Phase of education
Primary
School type
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Single-academy trust
FOREST ACADEMY
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136316, DfE number: 935/2003
UKPRN: 10032211
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01842810309
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 November 2021)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
436
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 November 2010
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
18%
Date last changed / confirmed
25 March 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Phillip Anthony Richardson Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2022 25 September 2024

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
James Norton Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2023 11 July 2027
April Grimes Appointed by academy members 16 June 2023 15 June 2027
Margaret Anne Crowther Appointed by academy members 16 June 2023 27 February 2027
Matthew Paul Rickard Appointed by GB/board 28 June 2022 27 June 2026
Amy Coyne Elected by parents 5 October 2021 4 October 2025
Phillip Anthony Richardson Appointed by GB/board 15 June 2020 14 June 2024

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Claire Goldstone Appointed by academy members 12 November 2018
Fransisca Elena Podar Appointed by academy members 11 October 2023
Mary Andrew Appointed by academy members 15 December 2014
Priscilla Richardson Appointed by academy members 15 December 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
April Grimes 8 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Naimi White 29 January 2022 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sharron Coburn Member Appointed by academy members 22 October 2021 11 December 2023
Francisca Elena Podar Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 October 2022 11 October 2023
Chris James Egan Trustee Elected by parents 14 June 2021 5 October 2023
Matthew Hopes Member Appointed by academy members 15 December 2021 1 July 2023
Phillip Anthony Richardson Member Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2021 16 June 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
District
West Suffolk
Ward
Brandon Central
Parliamentary constituency
West Suffolk
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000029
Easting
578381
Northing
286411
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
200001369686
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
West Suffolk 002
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
West Suffolk 002B
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This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

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