Establishment Great Western Academy

URN: 145883

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William Morris Way, Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon, SN25 2PP
Local authority
Swindon (866)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Graham Davis
Phase of education
School type
Free schools
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 145883, DfE number: 866/4006
UKPRN: 10068117
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
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Religious character
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Not recorded
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2018
Reason establishment opened
Not recorded
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
23 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Andrew Neville Wild Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 February 2017 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
James Trudgian Elected by parents 25 June 2021 24 June 2024
Jonathan Carter Elliott Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Matthew Thomas Hunt Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2020 7 July 2023
Michelle Anne Horrobin Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2020 7 July 2023
Sophie Harris Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2021 31 March 2023
Michael Smith Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2021 31 January 2023
Andrew John Hamer Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2019 23 January 2023
Graham John Taylor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From
Daniel Christopher Adams Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2020
Dwynwen Mary Martin Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2019
Leslie Michael Durrant Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 21 August 2018
Sarah Louise Balchin Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Graham Davis 1 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Elizabeth Frobisher 1 May 2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Graham Reeve Davis Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2021
Carole Jane Kitching Member Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 21 August 2018 18 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
St Andrews
Parliamentary constituency
North Swindon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Swindon 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Swindon 008B
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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