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Multi-academy trust

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Smithills School, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL1 6JS
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
(also known as Companies House (CH) number)
08718062 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
4 October 2013
  • Smithills School

    Smithills Dean Road, Smithills School, Bolton, BL1 6JS
    Phase / type
    Secondary, Academy converter
    Local authority name
    Joined date
    1 January 2014

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Delegated authority of local governing body

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Corporate contact

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This only applies to organisations (most often a diocese or higher education institution) which are a corporate member or director/trustee of an academy trust. They should provide contact details here for someone in their organisation who can provide information on which members of their organisation have acted in the capacity of corporate member or corporate director/trustee.

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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
Paul Hodgkinson Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 3 October 2027


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Crossley Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 16 July 2027
Sonja Mildred Oyen Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 16 July 2027
Deborah Docherty Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 5 July 2027
Ian Carter Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 5 July 2027
Rebecca Leonard Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 5 July 2027
Simon Colderley Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 5 July 2027
Julia Sharples Elected by parents 9 March 2023 8 March 2027


Name Appointed by From
Jim Donaghy Appointed by academy members 18 June 2021
Patricia Ann Norton Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019
Paul Edward Hodgkinson Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Carolyn Dewse 1 September 2023 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rachel Cannon 8 January 2024 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alice Lees Chief financial officer N/A 9 February 2018 7 January 2024
Michael John Sidebottom Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
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