The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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The Academy Trust

The Village Academy Trust offers generic policies for its schools.

The individuality of each school’s context means there may be occasions when a school needs to include appendices to the main policy document in line with its own context.

As a Trust, we continually review all our policies.

Click here to access all our Policies.

Strategic management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our Governance Structure.
For a full list of our Governance membership, please click HERE

Members and Trustees

The Members ensure we abide by our Articles of Association.

  • Rev Stephen Lillicrap*
  • Bruce McGlashan
  • Martin Swainson
  • Petra Bensted (Ex-Officio by role)

The Trustees add a strategic layer of governance across the whole Academy.

  • Petra Bensted (Chair)
  • Damaris Gardiner* (Vice Chair, Standards and Data)
  • Carrie Gilbody (Finance and Audit)
  • Temi Bufford (Safeguarding)

* Appointed by the Diocese