Establishment Alban City School

URN: 138231

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7 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Gilly Stray
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 138231, DfE number: 919/2028
UKPRN: 10037518
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 08 February 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Linda Crawley Original (signatory) members 27/06/2020 27/06/2024


Name Appointed by From To
Claire Toms Elected by parents 16/10/2010 16/10/2024
Kate Dixon Elected by parents 16/10/2010 16/10/2024
Gordon Baisley Appointed by academy members 07/07/2020 07/07/2024
Janice Graham Original (signatory) members 27/06/2020 27/06/2024
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 27/06/2020 27/06/2024
Lara Jubb Original (signatory) members 27/06/2020 27/06/2024
Sandra Ison Original (signatory) members 27/06/2020 27/06/2024
Paula Willoughby Appointed by academy members 02/07/2019 02/07/2023
Kalpesh Shah Appointed by GB/board 25/06/2019 25/06/2023
Louise Hind Elected by school staff 25/06/2019 25/06/2023
Matthew Jones Appointed by GB/board 25/06/2019 25/06/2023
Christopher Ashcroft Elected by parents 07/11/2016 07/11/2020
Cathy Carter Elected by school staff 01/12/2012 02/11/2020
Gillian Stray Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2018 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Gordon Baisley Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2018
Hilary Isham Appointed by academy members 06/11/2017
Janice Graham N/A 23/05/2011
Kate Leahy Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2017
L.H. Crawley N/A 23/05/2011
Lara Jubb N/A 23/05/2011
Paul Telford Appointed by academy members 15/05/2017
Sandra Ison N/A 23/05/2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gilly Stray 01/01/2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Philippa Stapleton 11/06/2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Rickwood Trustee Appointed by academy members 27/06/2020 10/07/2020
Janice Graham Trustee Original (signatory) members 23/05/2011 27/06/2020
Kate Leahy Trustee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/02/2012 27/06/2020
Lara Jubb Trustee Original (signatory) members 23/05/2011 27/06/2020
Linda Crawley Chair of trustees Original (signatory) members 23/05/2011 27/06/2020
Richard Rickwood Trustee Appointed by academy members 01/02/2012 27/06/2020
Sandra Ison Trustee Original (signatory) members 23/05/2011 27/06/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
St Albans
Parliamentary constituency:
St Albans
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
St Albans 011
Lower super output area (LSOA):
St Albans 011D

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