Establishment Kingsmead Academy

URN: 136639

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Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2NE
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Mark Williams
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136639, DfE number: 933/4355
UKPRN: 10033355
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 9 March 2017)
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Religious character
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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
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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
16 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Judith Jackson Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Sue Harrison Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2020 2 October 2024
Jane Catherine Woodland Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Eva Heim Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
John Hunt Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2014 24 November 2022
Martin Walker Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2018 22 October 2022
Paul Hopkins Elected by school staff 4 September 2018 3 September 2022
Daimon Paul Tilley Elected by parents 15 May 2018 14 May 2022
Nicholas John Lapthorn Elected by parents 15 May 2018 14 May 2022
Judy Felicity Jones Appointed by GB/board 6 February 2018 5 February 2022
Sarah Lawrence Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2013 8 December 2021
David Tucker Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2017 22 May 2021


Name Appointed by From
John Hunt Appointed by academy members 25 November 2019
Judith Jackson Original (signatory) members 1 April 2011
Susan Harrison Original (signatory) members 1 April 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Mark Richard Williams 1 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robert Trowbridge 1 January 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Newmarch Trustee Elected by school staff 3 September 2019 31 December 2020
Elizabeth Pow Chief financial officer N/A 1 January 2006 31 December 2020
Susan Harrison Trustee Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2011 3 October 2020
Judith Jackson Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2020
Judith Jackson Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2019 31 August 2020
Philip Stevens Trustee Appointed by GB/board 9 September 2013 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Wiveliscombe & District
Parliamentary constituency
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Taunton Deane 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Taunton Deane 003B

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