Establishment Brooklands Middle School

URN: 137636

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Single-academy trust: BROOKLANDS ACADEMY TRUST

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Address
Brooklands Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3PF
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Julie Hodgson
Phase of education
Middle deemed secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
BROOKLANDS ACADEMY TRUST
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137636, DfE number: 823/4038
UKPRN: 10035716
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01525372018
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 July 2023)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
601
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 November 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
18%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 July 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Ian Watson Appointed by academy members 22 November 2022 30 September 2026

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Victoria Baker Appointed by academy members 7 May 2024 6 May 2028
Margaret McShane Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2024 17 March 2028
Ricky Tarbuck Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2024 17 March 2028
Gill Rogers Elected by school staff 30 October 2023 29 October 2027
Mike Green Elected by parents 30 October 2023 29 October 2027
Shelley O'Connell Elected by parents 30 October 2023 29 October 2027
Carley Woodall Elected by school staff 24 January 2023 23 January 2027
Paul Thomas Elected by parents 23 September 2022 22 September 2026
Michelle Dorothy Johnson Appointed by GB/board 9 November 2021 8 November 2025
Miranda Darbyshire Elected by parents 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Sonia Phillips Appointed by GB/board 12 November 2020 11 November 2024
Julie Hodgson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Gary Harper Appointed by academy members 1 November 2011
Margaret McShane Appointed by academy members 8 October 2018
Rebecca Jane Timmins Appointed by academy members 28 December 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Julie Hodgson 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Julia Wilson 1 January 2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Claire Corcoran Trustee Elected by school staff 11 October 2019 10 October 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Central Bedfordshire
Ward
Leighton-Linslade South
Parliamentary constituency
South West Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000056
Easting
493195
Northing
225022
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
100081005929
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Central Bedfordshire 024
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Central Bedfordshire 024A
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

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