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Our Community Multi Academy Trust 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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Strategic management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our governance structure. For a copy of this and further information about the Trust's governance, including membership and attendance at governance meetings, please click HERE.

Please click HERE for a copy of the latest register of business interests and meeting attendance.

Further information relating to our local and Trust governance can also be seen on the DFE Website 'Get Information About Schools' (GIAS). Please click HERE.

Local Governance at Milstead and Frinsted school

Milstead and Frinsted School shares a joint Local Governing Body with Lynsted and Norton school which is also part of the Village Academy Trust.

The Local Governing Body includes the Headteachers and a number of non-Trustee members. It is chaired by one of its members and provides local challenge to the Headteachers using the School Development Plans as a basis for their joint monitoring.

Milstead and Frinsted and Lynsted and Norton Local Governing Body


Phebe Chamberlain  (Trustee appointed)

I've lived at Bluetown, Milstead for more than thirty years and our son and daughter attended Milstead School during the 1980s.  From 1990 until 2003 I worked in the Milstead school office and was also Clerk to the Governors.  I joined the Milstead Board of Governors as a Foundation Governor (a Diocesan Nominee) in 2004 and served as Chair from   2009 - 2012 during which time Milstead & Frinsted School joined with Lynsted and Selling Schools in the Village Federation and then moved to academy status.  Currently I am a churchwarden at Milstead and do my best to ensure that our village church works with Milstead  school to promote our Christian values. I continue to have a keen interest in education as we have five school-age grandchildren.

Katherine Baker - Headteacher Milstead and Frinsted

I have been part of the Village Academy Trust for 9 years and Head Teacher at Milstead for 7 years.  I am passionate about nurturing children, both academically and spiritually, with the aim of providing them with secure foundations for life.  I want to develop in our children a love of learning through discovery and experience, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, independence and respect for others.


Emma Foord (Staff representative)


I am now entering my fifth year being part of The Village Academy, teaching Catkin’s Class (Reception year) at Milstead and Frinsted School.  As a teacher my goal is to enthuse and motivate children to become confident learners in a stimulating and nurturing environment. I strive to ensure children develop a love of learning, confidence to try new activities and to reach their full potential in fun and inspiring ways.  I am passionate about outdoor learning and learning opportunities within our local community, supporting and promoting the moral and spiritual development of each and every unique child.


 Julia Foxon (Parent)

I joined the Academy Schools Council as a parent member in 2018. I fell in love with the school as soon as my children started and I became an LAC member as I am passionate about ensuring Milstead School is the best that it can possibly be. I have worked as a teaching assistant in secondary schools since 2013 so have a good knowledge of educational procedures that I can apply to my Local Governing Body role at Milstead. 


Barbara Luna (Parent)



Join Us!

If you're interested in becoming a member of our Local Academy Council (local governance) or a Trustee, please click HERE, to go to the Vacancies page on The Village Academy Website for further information and an application form.

Day to day management

The Headteachers are responsible for day-to-day management of their school.