Establishment Higher Failsworth Primary School

URN: 134784

Community school

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Stansfield Road, Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, M35 9EA
Local authority
Oldham (353)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Samantha Forster
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 134784, DfE number: 353/3504
UKPRN: 10071746
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2004
Reason establishment opened
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
26 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Nikki Pennington Elected by parents 25 November 2013 24 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Jenny Daniels Elected by parents 3 January 2021 25 January 2025
Lynda Arthur Elected by school staff 3 January 2021 3 January 2025
Austin Pass Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Caroline Black Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 19 October 2024
Anna Hylzansky-Wychrij Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2016 31 August 2024
Alan Smith Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2019 17 May 2023
Gemma McIntosh Elected by parents 7 May 2019 6 May 2023
Neil Heath Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 7 May 2019 6 May 2023
Samantha Forster Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Clare Duff Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 7 July 2020
Nikki Pennington Governor Elected by parents 25 November 2013 7 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Failsworth East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Oldham 031
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Oldham 031B

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