Bedford High School

URN: 106523

Community school

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Manchester Road, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2LU
Local authority:
Wigan (359)
Mrs Helen Phillips
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11 to 16
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 106523, DfE number: 359/4019
UKPRN: 10018061
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 May 2018)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
David Whitehead Appointed by GB/board 10/11/2003 17/03/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Phillips Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2013 31/08/2063
Charles Rigby Appointed by LA 12/07/2017 11/07/2021
Channon Woodward Elected by parents 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Jane Seddon Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Kathryn Freeman Appointed by GB/board 30/03/2012 12/07/2020
Neil Roberts Elected by school staff 13/07/2016 12/07/2020
Rebecca Ramsden Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2012 22/03/2020
Paul Davies Appointed by GB/board 04/10/1999 31/08/2019
Stephen Lowe Appointed by GB/board 22/09/2006 31/08/2019
Victoria Jackson Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 31/08/2019

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Name Role Appointed by From To
David Liggett Governor Appointed by GB/board 12/11/2002 14/11/2018
Lynn Hayes Governor Appointed by GB/board 15/11/2010 14/11/2018
Nicola Winstanley Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2016 18/03/2018
Ian Halliwell Governor Elected by parents 15/03/2010 14/03/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Leigh South
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wigan 034
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wigan 034A

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