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The Hilltopper Nursery is part of the Astrea Academy Trust.

The school’s Transition Management Board (TMB) oversees the running of the school and advises the Principal about certain aspects of school policy. Our TMB members are all actively involved in many aspects of school life, and are committed to the development of The Hilltoppers Nursery. This will work towards forming a Local Education and Consultative Committee and will appoint members on the skills they can offer the school.


The TMB consists of:

Jo Leishman (Principal)

Luke Harper (Head of School)

Mark Coppel (Chair of Governors and National Leader of Governance)

Benedick Ashmore-Short (Astrea Director of Education – Teaching and Learning)

Nicola Law (Astrea Leader of Safeguarding)

Adam Goldstein (Astrea Director of Operations – Compliance and Leadership)

Naomi Reed ( Astrea Specialist Leader of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)


 The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Academy telephone number (01709 892145) or by email

Board members’ declarations of interest matrix is available here

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Click on the link below to view the Trust’s Financial Statement.