Establishment Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

URN: 137063

Academy sponsor led

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Chalky Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2WS
Local authority
Brighton and Hove (846)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Mark Poston
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Aldridge Education
Gender of entry
URN: 137063, DfE number: 846/4001
UKPRN: 10034944
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 November 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
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
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Sara Hinchliffe Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 November 2020 3 July 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Katie Whelan Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2021 30 June 2025
Robert Rosenthal Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2021 30 June 2025
Victoria Orchin Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Sarah Jennings Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 September 2015 31 August 2023
Matthew Yeates Not recorded Elected by parents 22 May 2007 21 May 2023
Rachael Taylor Not recorded Elected by parents 22 May 2019 21 May 2023
Mark Poston Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 13 June 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alex Strangwayes-Booth Local governor Appointed by GB/board 23 April 2019 21 July 2021
Stephanie Bower Local governor Elected by school staff 10 July 2019 31 March 2021
Peter Wylie Chair of local governing body Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 25 November 2020
Sara Hinchliffe Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 July 2019 25 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Brighton and Hove
North Portslade
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)
Brighton and Hove 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Brighton and Hove 005C
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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