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Academy Trust

Proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust

Oakmoor School is a proud member of the University of Chichester Academy Trust.  As an academy, Oakmoor is a state-funded school with a degree of independence from local authority control.  We remain guided by the national education framework but have greater freedom to make choices, for example, on setting our own budget priorities and a curriculum that meets local needs.

Our links to the University of Chichester

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and aims to develop a family of 30-40 academies.  Being part of the MAT provides Oakmoor School with exciting opportunities to share expertise and resources with other academies as well as to access support from central Trust professional services staff.

Oakmoor School also benefits greatly from a continuing programme of school improvement supported by the Trust and expert colleagues at the University of Chichester.  The University’s Institute of Education has a distinguished history of teacher training that goes back over 150 years and is noted for its professional learning programmes for teachers and high quality education research.

Academy Governance

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a single organisation with a Board of Directors: its members are company directors and charity trustees and the Trust makes no profit.

The Board delegates day-to-day running of each academy to the Local Governing Body (LGB) or Interim Local Governing Body (ILGB) which then reports regularly back to the Board.  The level of delegation may be different for each academy.  Enquiries about Oakmoor School governance should be made in the first instance to the Chair of the LGB, Mr Peter Hurst.

Contact the Academy Trust

The University of Chichester Academy Trust welcomes your enquiries and comments.

Please get in touch with us at:

The University of Chichester Academy Trust
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1HR

T: 01243 816 444

Or visit the Trust website to view the following details:

The structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and LGBs, and the full names of the chair of each

Current memorandum of association

Articles of association

Funding agreement

Annual accounts (At least two years' worth of accounts should remain on the trust website)

Annual report

Register of interests for the accounting officer