Establishment St Catherine's RC Primary School

URN: 105524

Voluntary aided school

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School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HS
Local authority
Manchester (352)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss J D Chwastek
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 105524, DfE number: 352/3432
UKPRN: 10070760
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 8 January 2009)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Salford
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have 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
22 February 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
Laura Starkey Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 September 2020 25 November 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Ann-Marie Chidgey Elected by school staff 19 November 2019 18 November 2023
Barbara Griffin Appointed by foundation/Trust 5 November 2019 4 November 2023
Michael Deas Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 September 2019 18 September 2023
Oliver Ham Appointed by GB/board 14 March 2019 13 March 2023
Maria Bromley Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Mark Frost Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Martin Whyte Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2014 21 August 2022
Rachael Fallon Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2018 31 March 2022
Elly Plaskett Elected by parents 20 April 2017 19 April 2021
Raj Mehta Elected by parents 20 April 2017 19 April 2021
Janina Chwastek Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 Not recorded
John Hitchen Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Martin Lochery Governor Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2020 11 March 2021
Helen West Governor Appointed by GB/board 10 November 2019 9 November 2020
Laura Starkey Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 November 2019 24 September 2020
Rachael Fallon Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2018 24 September 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Didsbury East
Parliamentary constituency
Manchester, Withington
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Manchester 043
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Manchester 043D

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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