St Mary's Catholic High School

URN: 106538

Voluntary aided school

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Manchester Road, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 7EE
Local authority:
Wigan (359)
Andrew Dawson
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 106538, DfE number: 359/4615
UKPRN: 10006288
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 30 November 2016)
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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
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Jack Farrimond Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20/02/2018 19/02/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Montford Elected by parents 14/12/2016 13/12/2020
Sean Blezard Elected by parents 14/12/2016 13/12/2020
Matthew Collings Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/12/2016 30/11/2020
Christopher Nester Appointed by foundation/Trust 29/09/2016 28/09/2020
Anthony Barrett Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Catherine Lees Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Justine Silcock Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Freda Bridge Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/01/2016 11/08/2020
Patricia Snape Appointed by foundation/Trust 31/10/2015 30/10/2019
Andrew Dawson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20/01/2012 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Hughes Governor Elected by school staff 30/09/2014 01/10/2018
Jack Farrimond Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20/02/2014 19/02/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Astley Mosley Common
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Wigan 029
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Wigan 029B

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