Establishment Holy Cross CofE Primary School

URN: 135720

Voluntary aided school

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Ruth Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 3EZ
Local authority:
Oldham (353)
Mr Paul Wardle
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 135720, DfE number: 353/3393
UKPRN: 10079154
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 December 2019)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Manchester
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Result of Amalgamation
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Carole Howarth Appointed by GB/board 09/02/2011 07/02/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jameelun Begum Elected by parents 22/11/2019 21/11/2023
Mary Taylor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 01/04/2009 31/03/2023
Joanne Oakes Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2015 04/03/2023
Carl Jones Elected by school staff 19/03/2014 18/03/2022
Clair Whittaker Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2017 27/11/2021
David Oakes Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 27/06/2017 26/06/2021
Barry Ratcliffe Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 13/03/2017 12/03/2021
Maria Papaleo Elected by parents 10/03/2017 09/03/2021
Austin Shelmerdine Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/03/2017 06/03/2021
David Austin Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 26/06/2018 Not recorded
Derek Palmer Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/04/2015 Not recorded
Paul Wardle Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2013 Not recorded
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
St Mary's
Parliamentary Constituency:
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Oldham 014
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Oldham 014D

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