Establishment Our Lady's Catholic High School

URN: 119779

Voluntary aided school

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St Anthony's Drive, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3SQ
Local authority:
Lancashire (888)
Mr Nigel Ranson
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 119779, DfE number: 888/4606
UKPRN: 10016881
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 29 November 2012)
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Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Lancaster
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Philip Rydeard Foundation/sponsor members 01/01/2016 01/01/2024


Name Appointed by From To
Mark Murray Foundation/sponsor members 01/10/2018 01/10/2028
Kath Taylor Foundation/sponsor members 04/01/2020 04/01/2024
Deborah Stott Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 07/09/2019 07/09/2023
Lisa Pearl Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Lynne Green Elected by parents 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Philip Atherton Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Pamela Bilsborrow Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2019 06/07/2023
Anne Charnley Foundation/sponsor members 01/06/2019 01/06/2023
Karen Woods Foundation/sponsor members 01/05/2019 01/05/2023
Simon Hawksworth Foundation/sponsor members 01/02/2019 01/02/2023
Abida Mohamed Elected by parents 01/11/2017 01/11/2021
Debbie Oakes Foundation/sponsor members 01/11/2017 01/11/2021
Bernard Robinson Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 06/06/2017 06/06/2021
Alison Dodd Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 07/11/2016 07/11/2020
Stephanie Westray Elected by school staff 10/10/2016 10/10/2020
Catherine Beetham Foundation/sponsor members 08/02/2016 08/02/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Philip Rydeard Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 07/07/2007 07/07/2019
Richard Baldwin Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2015 06/07/2019
Cathryn Wilkinson Governor Foundation/sponsor members 10/05/2016 01/07/2019
David Birch Governor Foundation/sponsor members 09/05/2016 01/07/2019
Michael Crowther Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/11/2017 01/07/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Wyre and Preston North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Preston 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Preston 008B

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