Establishment The Free School Norwich

URN: 136821

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Kings House, 15-17 Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3NX
Local authority:
Norfolk (926)
Mrs Tania Sidney-Roberts
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 136821, DfE number: 926/2020
UKPRN: 10034735
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 22 November 2017)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Andy Skeggs Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019 01/12/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Tania Sidney Roberts Foundation/sponsor members 24/11/2010 23/11/2025
Angela Jordan Appointed by academy members 03/06/2020 02/06/2024
Carole James Appointed by academy members 03/06/2020 02/06/2024
Jennifer Burrett Appointed by GB/board 03/06/2020 02/06/2024
Julia Virgoe Appointed by academy members 03/06/2020 02/06/2024
Faye Bunn Elected by school staff 29/01/2020 28/01/2024
Jaime Rix Elected by parents 29/01/2020 28/01/2024
Richard Nash Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019 01/12/2023
Mike Sands Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 26/11/2023
Luke Miles Elected by parents 16/05/2018 15/05/2022
Sue Sands Elected by school staff 17/05/2017 16/05/2021


Name Appointed by From
Corinne Faye Lawrie Appointed by academy members 23/06/2020
Markella Papageorgiou Appointed by academy members 02/05/2013
Roger Margand Original (signatory) members 24/11/2010

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tania Sidney-Roberts 24/11/2010 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sharon Bacon 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christopher Woodhouse Trustee Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019 06/02/2020
Polly Langford Trustee Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019 03/02/2020
Donna Sweet Trustee Elected by school staff 14/03/2018 29/01/2020
Sean Starr Member Original (signatory) members 10/10/2010 17/01/2020
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
Parliamentary Constituency:
Norwich South
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Norwich 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Norwich 007A

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