Establishment The Forest Academy

URN: 139136

Academy sponsor led

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Thornton Road, Kendray, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 3NG
Local authority:
Barnsley (370)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Natalie Wathen and Mrs Katie Pierce
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Wellspring Academy Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 139136, DfE number: 370/2023
UKPRN: 10039860
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 January 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has 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
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Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Sanderson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 24/11/2020 24/11/2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Father Paul Cartwright Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2020 01/09/2024
Richard Whitfield Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/07/2020 02/07/2024
Kayleigh Thompson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/05/2020 12/05/2024
Ella Sanderson Not recorded Elected by school staff 13/02/2020 13/02/2024
Lucy Donald Not recorded Elected by school staff 08/10/2019 08/10/2023
Helen Handley Not recorded Elected by parents 07/05/2019 07/05/2023
Karen Froggatt Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/09/2017 04/09/2021
Christine Parkes Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/07/2017 05/07/2021
Ken Mosley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/03/2017 09/03/2021
Sam Bailey Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 05/07/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rob House Local governor Elected by parents 24/01/2019 16/10/2020
Revd Fiona Kouble Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 29/01/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR):
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency:
Barnsley East
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban minor conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Barnsley 018
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Barnsley 018B

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