Establishment Lakelands Academy

URN: 139102

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Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0EA
Local authority
Shropshire (893)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Sophy Bellis
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139102, DfE number: 893/4387
UKPRN: 10039722
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 26 March 2019)
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Religious character
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Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 December 2012
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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
31 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Geoffrey Corfield Appointed by GB/board 30 November 2020 29 November 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Antony Lowry Elected by parents 22 April 2021 21 April 2025
Leslie Aspey Appointed by GB/board 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Patricia Hawkins Appointed by GB/board 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Deborah ann Simmonds Appointed by GB/board 30 November 2020 29 November 2024
John Whitfield Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 23 September 2024
Simon Jones Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 4 December 2018 3 December 2022
Peter Cartledge Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2018 3 October 2022
Helen Waugh Elected by school staff 25 January 2021 24 January 2022
Terrance Lowry Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2017 20 September 2021
Susan Tinn Elected by school staff 2 July 2020 1 July 2021


Name Appointed by From
Archie Hart Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2015
Geoff Corfield Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2015
Graham Hutchinson Appointed by academy members 3 December 2019
Ian Ward Appointed by academy members 3 December 2019
Vito Sanchi Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Helen Sophia Bellis 16 April 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Craig Edward Simmons 5 January 2020 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Brian William Healey Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 March 2017 28 February 2021
Susan Tinn Trustee Elected by school staff 1 July 2019 30 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Ellesmere Urban
Parliamentary constituency
North Shropshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Shropshire 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Shropshire 004D

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