The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College

URN: 105581

Voluntary aided school

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Parrs Wood Road, East Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6BX
Local authority:
Manchester (352)
Mrs Claire McCarron
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 105581, DfE number: 352/4768
UKPRN: 10017761
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 01 December 2016)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Salford
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, PD - Physical Disability and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Marion Meakin Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/04/2017 31/03/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Martin Lochery Appointed by GB/board 03/09/2018 02/09/2022
John Hitchen Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2017 06/12/2021
Anna Hardy-Watmough Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 10/05/2017 09/05/2021
Catherine Baggaley Foundation/sponsor members 01/12/2016 30/11/2020
Bridie Adams Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/09/2016 31/08/2020
William Berisford Elected by school staff 13/10/2015 12/10/2019
Catherine Redford Elected by parents 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Fiona Donald Elected by parents 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
John Williams Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Lynda Waine Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Maria Regan Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Paula Hopkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/12/2015 31/08/2019
Sam Crawshaw Appointed by foundation/Trust 03/03/2015 31/08/2019
Claire McCarron Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 18/04/2009 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Patricia Periera-Santos Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 06/12/2018
Mike Healey Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/03/2015 21/06/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Didsbury East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Manchester, Withington
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Manchester 045
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Manchester 045B

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