Establishment The UCL Academy

URN: 137181

Academy sponsor led

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Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, NW3 3AQ
Local authority:
Camden (202)
Simon McBride
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Single-academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
University College London (UCL)
Gender of entry:
URN: 137181, DfE number: 202/4000
UKPRN: 10035564
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 24 June 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Lucie Green Appointed by academy members 09/01/2018 08/01/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Jessica Learmond-Criqui Appointed by academy members 01/09/2014 31/08/2024
Matthew Swales Appointed by academy members 01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Helen Connor Appointed by academy members 08/12/2015 01/12/2023
Errol Simpson Elected by school staff 11/11/2019 10/11/2023
David MacBrayne Elected by school staff 02/09/2019 01/09/2023
Fjolle Bunjaku Appointed by GB/board 25/02/2019 24/02/2023
Gregory Smith Appointed by academy members 25/02/2019 24/02/2023
Jade Huang Appointed by academy members 21/01/2019 20/01/2023
Michelle McCalden Elected by parents 03/09/2018 02/09/2022
Mark Quinn Appointed by academy members 01/07/2018 30/06/2022
Penny Longman Appointed by academy members 09/01/2018 08/01/2022
Deborah Thomas Appointed by academy members 30/09/2017 30/09/2021
Alison Kelly Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2014 31/08/2021
Ewan Labrom Appointed by academy members 01/09/2014 31/08/2021
Simon McBride Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 24/04/2017 31/08/2021


Name Appointed by From
Anthony Smith Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/02/2015
Clare Goudy Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/02/2015
Lucie Green Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/01/2018
Norbert Pachler Appointed by academy members 03/07/2018
Sam Smidt Appointed by academy members 02/07/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Simon McBride 24/04/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sureshan Ramalingam 05/01/2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Kalmus Trustee Elected by parents 22/02/2016 21/02/2020
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
Swiss Cottage
Parliamentary Constituency:
Hampstead and Kilburn
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Camden 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Camden 017C

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