Establishment The Arches Community Primary School

URN: 134897

Community school

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Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5EZ
Local authority:
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Mrs Michelle Ashfield
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4 to 11
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 134897, DfE number: 896/3804
UKPRN: 10072371
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 May 2018)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Result of Amalgamation
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Not recorded
Not applicable
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Carol Ann Jones Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2005 14/03/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ceri Louise Moffatt Elected by school staff 15/03/2011 15/03/2023
Philip Derek Horton Elected by parents 28/01/2019 27/01/2023
Sheila Little Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2018 22/03/2022
Alan Tushingham Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2005 07/11/2021
Esther Lightfoot Elected by school staff 01/09/2005 31/08/2021
Michelle Ann Ashfield Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2005 31/08/2021
Rebecca Kay Challinor Elected by school staff 01/09/2005 31/08/2021
Kerry Marie Bowie Elected by school staff 01/09/2005 14/03/2021
Sally-Ann Johnson Appointed by GB/board 30/03/2016 23/11/2020
Margaret June Middleton Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30/03/2016 30/03/2020
Samuel Stephenson Appointed by GB/board 29/03/2016 30/03/2020
Samantha Louise Keay Elected by parents 16/12/2015 15/12/2019

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Warren Robert Beatty Governor Elected by parents 30/11/2015 10/12/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Parliamentary Constituency:
City of Chester
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 031
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 031C

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