Establishment Holy Family Catholic High School

URN: 104962

Voluntary aided school

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Virgins Lane, Thornton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 4UL
Local authority:
Sefton (343)
Mr Matthew Symes
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 104962, DfE number: 343/4624
UKPRN: 10003129
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 08 February 2017)
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Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Liverpool
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Gus Van Cauwelaert Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2016 25/09/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Dunstan Harrington Appointed by GB/board 24/03/2019 23/03/2023
Dennis Jones Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Margaret Evans Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2017 05/03/2021
Amanda McCarthy Elected by parents 05/11/2016 04/11/2020
Martin Fol Elected by parents 05/11/2016 04/11/2020
Linda Byrne Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Matthew Symes Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2012 31/08/2020
Francis Diamond Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/07/2012 02/07/2020
Paul Stam Appointed by GB/board 10/03/2016 09/03/2020
Christine Hawkhead Elected by school staff 10/09/2015 09/09/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Sefton Central
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sefton 021
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sefton 021E

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