Establishment group HIGHCLIFFE SCHOOL

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Multi-academy trust

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Highcliffe School Parkside, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 4QD
Unique group identifier (UID)
Group identifier (ID)
Company number
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07631213 (opens in new tab)
UK provider reference number (UKPRN)
Group type
Multi-academy trust
Incorporated on (open date)
12 May 2011

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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 bodies

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Shared local governors

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Hilliard Appointed by GB/board 15 September 2022 15 September 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Jade Bascombe Elected by school staff 30 September 2021 29 September 2025
Sue Evans Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2017 29 March 2025
Paul Hilliard Elected by parents 17 October 2016 16 October 2024
Simon Welch Elected by parents 17 October 2016 16 October 2024
Emma-Kate Ava Rickard Elected by school staff 1 June 2020 31 May 2024
Sandeep Sesodia Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 14 May 2020 13 May 2024
George West Elected by school staff 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Karen Anne Pichlmann Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Michael Ellis Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Neil Sykes Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Patrick Earnshaw Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Gary Moore Appointed by academy members 6 February 2020
Jeremy Allin Appointed by academy members 6 February 2020
Paul Hilliard Appointed by GB/board 13 September 2018
Steven Midgley Appointed by GB/board 26 January 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Patrick Earnshaw 11 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
David Newman 2 June 2022 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jonathan Smith Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 9 August 2022
Simon Fuller Chief financial officer N/A 7 September 2015 1 June 2022
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