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The academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a multi academy trust which is sponsored by the University of Brighton.

The trust’s Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the educational and financial performance of all of the academies in the trust; the trustees are the statutory governors of each academy and the company directors & charitable trustees of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.

Further information about the University of Brighton Academies Trust’s governance arrangements, including its Board of Trustees, Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Funding Agreement, are available on the trust’s website.

A series of committees, including a Local Board for each academy (or group of academies), supports the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities.

The Local Board

Local Board members are volunteers representing different aspects of the academy community including parents/carers, staff and local people. The members contribute to the academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring they complement the trust’s vision and values. They are responsible for keeping the academy at the heart of the community, maintaining strong community links and effective communication with all stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees. Local Board members ensure the celebration of staff, pupils and parents and carers is a priority to the academy. They are also responsible for monitoring pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns.

Local Board members can be contacted through email at or in writing c/o the Academy. Local Board meeting minutes are available on request.

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Co-opted members nominated by the Local Board Michele Fairhall - Chair of the Local Board
James Hedgecock
Sarah Kidd
Two parent representatives, elected by the parents of the Academy Malcolm Garton
Ian Robinson
One staff representative, elected by the staff of the Academy Mandy Southwell
Acting Principal Susan Stickley
Clerk to the Local Board Caroline Spender – UoBAT Trust Clerk

Ms. M. Fairhall
c/o Holmbush Primary Academy
Hawkins Crescent
West Sussex
BN43 6TN