In accordance with the Academies Act 2010, One In A Million Free School (OIAMFS) is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, incorporated on 27th March 2012. It has a two-tier structure consisting of (Academy Trust) Members and Directors (Governors’).

OIAMFS Academy Trust are the sponsors of the school. They retains ownership of the vision of the school and ensures it is upheld. The local Governing Body is delegated with a clearly defined role and responsibility to govern the overall performance of the school.

The Governing Body upholds a strong focus on 3 core, strategic functions:-

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Effective governance is based on six key features:

  • Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy. 

  • Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance. 

  • People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.
  • Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

  • Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

OIAMFS Governing Body consists of a high calibre of individuals who are experts in their field of work from business, sports, education and enterprise. These individuals include:-



Mark Hughes

One In A Million Charity (Executive)

Rachel Jacobs

Leading Children Limited (Founder, Managing Director)

Mark Pilling

Siemens PLC (European Sales Director)

Philip Grant

OIAM Free School (Principal)

Chris Schofield

Schofield Sweeney Solicitors (Chairman)

David Baldwin

Burnley Football Club (CEO)

Nick Aldridge

Barclays Bank (Relationship Director)

Roxy Daniells

OIAM Free School (Business Manager)

Sharron Mikkelsen

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (Executive Officer).

Steve Hawthorn-Emmett

Burnley Football Club (Project Manager)

Rob Moon

Bermar Building Co Ltd (Managing Director)

Richard White


Former Ofsted Inspector

You may also find the following documents helpful:
Scheme Of Delegation 2017-18
Governors Register of Interests 2017-18
Governing Body and Committee Structure and Governance Structure Diagram

Year End Accounts: 20172016, 201520142013

To contact the Chairman of Governors please contact the school directly: Chair of Governors, One In A Million Free School, Cliffe Terrace, Bradford, BD8 7DX or email