Establishment Rooks Nest Academy

URN: 137438

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Rooks Nest Road, Outwood, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3DX
Local authority:
Wakefield (384)
Headteacher / Principal:
Ms Kimberley Dawson
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URN: 137438, DfE number: 384/2131
UKPRN: 10035067
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
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Reason establishment opened:
1 September 2011
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
21 January 2021
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Bish Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 22 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Overton Appointed by GB/board 19 January 2021 18 January 2025
Paul Robert Brennan Elected by parents 27 November 2019 26 November 2023
Christopher Rowell Elected by parents 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Katy Firth Elected by parents 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Roy Long Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Joseph Yates Elected by parents 31 January 2018 30 January 2022
Louise Elizabeth Harper Elected by school staff 20 September 2017 19 September 2021
Veronica Saville Elected by school staff 24 May 2017 23 May 2021


Name Appointed by From
David Hennessy Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2016
Esther Amis-Hughes Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2019
John W Butterworth Appointed by academy members 26 May 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Kimberley Dawson 1 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Gillian Whitehouse 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jonathan Bish Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 18 September 2019 17 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
Yorkshire and the Humber
Stanley and Outwood East
Parliamentary constituency:
Morley and Outwood
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Wakefield 008
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Wakefield 008A

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