Establishment Birkenhead High School Academy

URN: 135877

Academy sponsor led

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86 Devonshire Place, Prenton, Merseyside, CH43 1TY
Local authority
Wirral (344)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Rebecca Mahony
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 135877, DfE number: 344/6905
UKPRN: 10027544
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 October 2015)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2009
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
14 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Kathy Anstey Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 November 2017 8 November 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Daniel Wakefield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2018 1 December 2026
Kate Holthofer Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2018 4 May 2026
Lynne Kelly Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 5 September 2017 4 September 2025
Peter Barlow Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 5 September 2017 4 September 2025
Kathy Anstey Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 28 May 2017 27 May 2025
Debra Johnson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2017 30 April 2025
George Davies Not recorded Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 December 2011 1 December 2022
Rebecca Mahony Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca McDowell Local governor Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2018 30 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wirral 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wirral 020B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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