Establishment Holmfirth High School

URN: 107769

Community school

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Heys Road, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7SE
Local authority:
Kirklees (382)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Ben Stitchman
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 107769, DfE number: 382/4046
UKPRN: 10015927
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 December 2016)
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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
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Not recorded
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Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Gary Mitchell Elected by school staff 07/12/2020 06/12/2024
Stuart Taberner Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2020 06/12/2024
Veronica Mullins Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2020 06/12/2024
Dughall McCormick Appointed by GB/board 14/09/2020 14/09/2024
Dianne Frost Elected by parents 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Lucy Oldroyd Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Rob Jessop Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Sally Watts Appointed by LA 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Michael Bell Appointed by GB/board 17/09/2019 16/09/2023
Andrew Waldron Elected by parents 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
Yorkshire and the Humber
Holme Valley South
Parliamentary constituency:
Colne Valley
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Kirklees 059
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Kirklees 059F

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