Establishment Silverstone UTC

URN: 139690

University technical college

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Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TL
Local authority
West Northamptonshire (941)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Neil Patterson
Phase of education
School type
University technical college
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139690, DfE number: 941/4011
UKPRN: 10041717
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 16 October 2019)
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Religious character
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Not applicable
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
2 September 2013
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
14 September 2021
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
Ian Michael Pryce Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 February 2021 10 February 2025


Name Appointed by From To
David Stuart Banks Appointed by academy members 2 July 2013 1 July 2025
James Mahlon Tearle Appointed by GB/board 11 May 2021 10 May 2025
Paul Anthony Williamson Elected by parents 23 March 2021 22 March 2025
Robert Owen Jaina Appointed by academy members 23 March 2021 22 March 2025
Julie Ann Dark Appointed by GB/board 11 February 2021 10 February 2025
Ian Michael Pryce Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 13 October 2020 12 October 2024
Karen Julie Campbell Appointed by GB/board 2 June 2020 1 June 2024
Simon Ashley Bown Elected by parents 11 February 2020 10 February 2024
Angela Murphy Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Innes Armstrong Macaulay Elected by school staff 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Joanne Elizabeth Baxter Appointed by academy members 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Marc Webster Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Julie Ann Muscutt Elected by school staff 4 December 2018 3 December 2022
John Sinclair Appointed by academy members 1 October 2018 30 September 2022
Jennifer Elizabeth Harte Appointed by academy members 5 December 2017 4 December 2021


Name Appointed by From
Ian Michael Pryce Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 February 2021
Nicholas Petford Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 May 2011
Stuart Alexander Mackenzie Pringle Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 February 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Neil Rowland Patterson 9 July 2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Richard Anthony Wheller 1 January 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Crispin Charles Robinson Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2017 6 July 2021
Douglas Michael Donovan Newman Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 September 2020 11 February 2021
Julie Ann Dark Trustee Elected by parents 28 February 2017 11 February 2021
Neil Robert Hopkins Chief financial officer N/A 2 September 2013 31 December 2020
Douglas Michael Donovan Newman Member Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 December 2013 8 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East Midlands
West Northamptonshire
Parliamentary constituency
South Northamptonshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
South Northamptonshire 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
South Northamptonshire 007B
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