Academy Council

Attleborough Academy joined the Sapientia Education Trust on 1 June 2020. The Trustees have overall Governance however, each of the schools within the Trust has a Local Governing Body in place with the purpose of monitoring and providing productive challenge to each of the schools and their school leaders.

Although the Local Governing Body is constituted in an advisory capacity to the Sapientia Education Trust, it plays a crucial and essential role in raising attainment and achievement of Attleborough Academy through:

  • monitoring the academic performance of the Academy
  • holding managers to account
  • supporting the Academy students and staff

The members of the Attleborough Academy Local Governing Body are:

  • Frances Harrod (Chair)
  • Edward Tyrer (Vice-Chair)
  • Suzanne Bisley
  • James Dunne
  • Daniel Howe-Li-Rocchi
  • Sarah Reynolds
  • Neil McShane (Academy Principal)
  • Sian Jones (Staff Member)

As of June 2020, there currently exists a vacancy for a Parent Governor. A Parent Governor Election will take place during the Autumn Term 2020.

The Local Governing Body may be contacted in the following ways:

By Letter:  (Marked Private and Confidential to the Chair of the Local Governing Body) c/o Kim Evans, PA to the Principal, Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2AJ

By Email:

By Telephone:  01953 452335

Prior to 1 June 2020, Attleborough Academy was part of the Norfolk Academies Multi-Academy Trust. For information relating to Norfolk Academies Annual Reports and Financial Statements, Norfolk Academies Value for Money Statements, Norfolk Academies Funding Agreement and Norfolk Academies Memorandum and Articles of Association, please visit the Norfolk Academies website via the link provided below:

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