Establishment Highfield Ely Academy

URN: 143111

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Downham Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1BD
Local authority:
Cambridgeshire (873)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Simon Bainbridge
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2 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
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URN: 143111, DfE number: 873/7007
UKPRN: 10057574
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 03 October 2018)
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Religious character:
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Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lorna Robinson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 17/05/2018 16/05/2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Madeleine Albert Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2020 28/09/2024
Tiggy Whyte Not recorded Elected by parents 29/01/2020 28/01/2024
Tilly Newbury Not recorded Elected by school staff 29/01/2020 28/01/2024
Laura Gibbons Not recorded Elected by parents 27/11/2019 26/11/2023
Michael Holt Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 26/11/2023
Amanda Rigler Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 17/05/2018 16/05/2022
Valerie Manning Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2018 31/01/2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Simon Bainbridge Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016 30/11/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
East Cambridgeshire
Ely North
Parliamentary constituency:
South East Cambridgeshire
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
East Cambridgeshire 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
East Cambridgeshire 003F

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