Establishment Bamford Academy

URN: 137471

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Belgium Street, Rochdale, Manchester, Lancashire, OL11 5PS
Local authority
Rochdale (354)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Lisa Matthews
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137471, DfE number: 354/5205
UKPRN: 10035089
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 September 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Adrian Powell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 1 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Phil Leak Elected by school staff 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Joe Shepherd Elected by school staff 1 January 2021 1 January 2024
Shipra Srivastava Elected by parents 24 September 2020 24 September 2023
Michele Lewis Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2011 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Jackie Kirby Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017
Steve Mitchell Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Lisa Matthews 1 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Samantha Chorlton Stansfield 5 May 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Bowers Trustee Elected by parents 1 July 2018 1 July 2021
Wendy Woodhead Trustee Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 1 July 2018 1 July 2021
Jean Bennett Member Appointed by GB/board 28 February 2019 1 September 2020
Adrian Powell Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Heywood and Middleton
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Rochdale 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Rochdale 007D

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Free school meals

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