Establishment Goldington Academy

URN: 136552

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Single-academy trust: GOLDINGTON ACADEMY TRUST

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Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Francis Galbraith
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Academy sponsor
Goldington Academy
Gender of entry
URN: 136552, DfE number: 822/4000
UKPRN: 10033281
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 21 June 2016)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robin Francis Appointed by academy members 17 July 2020 21 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Heather Cuncliffe Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 September 2021 21 September 2024
Elizabeth Spavins Elected by school staff 15 July 2021 15 July 2024
Natalie Sacre Elected by school staff 15 July 2021 15 July 2024
Joanna Hawkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2019 16 October 2023
Dharminder Mehmi Appointed by LA 16 October 2020 15 October 2023
Kate Reynier Elected by parents 16 October 2020 15 October 2023
Sara Redmond Elected by parents 16 October 2020 15 October 2023
Martyn Hallett Appointed by academy members 3 July 2008 3 July 2023
Alan Dickinson Appointed by academy members 15 May 2008 15 May 2023
Doug Alcock Appointed by academy members 26 February 2009 26 February 2023
Matt Price Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 February 2017 8 February 2022
Azma Ahmad-Pearce Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 January 2018 24 January 2022
Emma Jane Butler Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 4 January 2018 3 January 2022
Francis Galbraith Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2012 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Alan Dickinson Original (signatory) members 15 May 2008
Doug Alcock Original (signatory) members 26 February 2009
Martyn Hallett Original (signatory) members 3 July 2008
Robin Francis Appointed by academy members 17 July 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Francis Galbraith 1 January 1900 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Alan Dickinson 1 April 2011 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Binoy Kumaran Trustee Elected by parents 16 October 2020 21 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
De Parys
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 007A
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