Establishment Westhoughton High School

URN: 105252

Community school

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Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3BZ
Local authority:
Bolton (350)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Patrick Ottley-O'Connor
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 105252, DfE number: 350/4031
UKPRN: 10007449
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 October 2015)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
VI - Visual Impairment
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Joanne Susan Murphy Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2019 17/03/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Alison Louise Mort Elected by parents 05/11/2020 04/11/2024
Christopher Ian Booth Elected by parents 05/11/2020 04/11/2024
Janette Hayes Appointed by GB/board 05/11/2020 04/11/2024
Christopher Robert Houghton Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2020 22/09/2024
Lee David Jones Elected by school staff 06/05/2020 05/05/2024
David Andrew Chadwick Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 28/01/2020 27/01/2024
John Raymond Hayes Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 18/03/2023
Claire Elizabeth Brodmann Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Irene Elizabeth Mellis Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Neil Maher Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Peter John Jones Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Ronald McMillan Bell Appointed by GB/board 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Patrick Thomas Ottley-O'Connor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mark James Preston Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2016 06/12/2020
Andrew Douglas Brown Governor Elected by parents 18/10/2016 17/10/2020
Philip Jon Hart Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 16/03/2007 31/08/2020
Stephen Derrick Barton Governor Elected by school staff 12/04/2016 13/04/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor
Parliamentary constituency:
Bolton West
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Bolton 028
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Bolton 028C

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