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)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Matthew Symes
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 104962, DfE number: 343/4624
UKPRN: 10003129
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 9 May 2019)
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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
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
18 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Gus Van Cauwelaert Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2020 25 September 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Maxine Ennis Elected by parents 15 June 2021 31 August 2025
Paul Loughran Elected by parents 15 June 2021 31 August 2025
Francis Diamond Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 16 December 2020 15 December 2024
Catherine McCarthy Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Linda Byrne Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Matthew Symes Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Paul Stam Appointed by GB/board 10 March 2020 9 March 2024
Dunstan Harrington Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2019 23 March 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dennis Jones Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Margaret Evans Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2017 5 March 2021
Amanda McCarthy Governor Elected by parents 5 November 2016 3 November 2020
Martin Fol Governor Elected by parents 5 November 2016 3 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Sefton Central
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sefton 021
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sefton 021E
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