Establishment Alban City School

URN: 138231

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Single-academy trust: ALBAN CITY FREE SCHOOL LTD

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Address
7 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Gilly Stray
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Free schools
Single-academy trust
ALBAN CITY FREE SCHOOL LTD
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138231, DfE number: 919/2028
UKPRN: 10037518
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01727860304
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 15 June 2023)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
394
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
10.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
4 January 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Paula Willoughby Appointed by academy members 3 July 2023 2 July 2027

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Wright Elected by parents 23 October 2023 23 October 2027
Bernadette O'Sullivan Elected by school staff 20 September 2023 20 September 2027
Peter Richard Harris Elected by parents 18 October 2022 18 October 2026
Robert James Edmund Crick Elected by parents 18 October 2022 18 October 2026
Elizabeth Hodgkinson Appointed by GB/board 7 September 2022 7 September 2026
Sean Trend Appointed by GB/board 28 June 2022 28 June 2026
Cathy Carter Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 1 December 2024
Gordon Baisley Appointed by academy members 7 July 2020 7 July 2024
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 27 June 2020 27 June 2024
Linda Crawley Original (signatory) members 27 June 2020 27 June 2024
Gillian Stray Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2018 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Janice Graham N/A 23 May 2011
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2017
L.H. Crawley N/A 23 May 2011
Lara Jubb N/A 23 May 2011
Michael Hooper Appointed by academy members 16 March 2023
Paula Willoughby Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2021
Sean Trend Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2023

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gilly Stray 1 January 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Philippa Stapleton 11 June 2012 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gordon Baisley Member Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2018 20 November 2023
Roberto Castro Member Appointed by academy members 7 July 2023 17 November 2023
Chloe Ellis Trustee Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 19 July 2023
Claire Toms Trustee Elected by parents 16 October 2010 19 July 2023
Paula Willoughby Chair of trustees Appointed by academy members 29 November 2021 2 July 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
District
St Albans
Ward
Bernards Heath
Parliamentary constituency
St Albans
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000015
Easting
515056
Northing
207522
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
200001882322
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
St Albans 011
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
St Albans 011D
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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.

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