Establishment group THE LIGHTHOUSE TRUST

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Multi-academy trust

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New Ford Academy Brownley Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-On-Trent, ST6 1PY
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
(also known as Companies House (CH) number)
09671531 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
6 July 2015
  • New Ford Academy

    Brownley Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1PY
    Phase / type
    Primary, Academy converter
    Local authority name
    Joined date
    1 September 2016

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Delegated authority of local governing body

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Corporate contact

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Shared chair of local governing body

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Shared local governors

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Dickinson Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2015 31 August 2026


Name Appointed by From To
Amy Marshall Elected by school staff 11 December 2023 10 December 2027
Michelle Louise Street Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 30 September 2027
Steven Kevin Beattie Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 30 September 2027
Charlotte Emery Appointed by GB/board 24 November 2022 23 November 2026
Steven Arthur Goldstraw Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2022 31 August 2026
Karen Whitmore Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2025


Name Appointed by From
David Dickinson Appointed by academy members 1 September 2016
Michael Chadwick Appointed by academy members 10 May 2021
Sue Machin Appointed by academy members 1 June 2023

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Emma Ford 1 September 2023 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Paul Dale 6 July 2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ruth Millington Trustee Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2018 31 August 2023
Samantha Ashley Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2016 31 August 2023
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