Establishment Discovery Academy

URN: 136681

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: ALPHA ACADEMIES TRUST

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Address
Discovery Drive, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0GA
Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Rob Kelsall
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
ALPHA ACADEMIES TRUST
Academy sponsor
ALPHA Academies Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 136681, DfE number: 861/4714
UKPRN: 10033345
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01782882100
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2019)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
1267
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2011
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
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
34.6%
Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Pat Jackson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 October 2015 30 September 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Cathryn Owen Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 June 2021 17 June 2025
Louise Adams Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 January 2021 4 January 2025
Darren Bishop Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 February 2020 7 February 2024
Ben Gibson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 January 2020 6 January 2024
Kieran Bevan Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 January 2020 6 January 2024
Tom Wheatley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 October 2019 18 October 2023
Alan Fox Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 September 2015 30 September 2023
Joanne Gething Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Jonathon May Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 June 2021 31 August 2022
Sarah Jane Colclough Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 March 2018 29 March 2022
Rob Kelsall Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Julie Peirson Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 July 2015 7 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
District
Stoke-on-Trent
Ward
Bentilee and Ubberley
Parliamentary constituency
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000021
Easting
392269
Northing
345517
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 017D
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

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 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.