Establishment Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

URN: 137107

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Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA
Local authority:
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Gary Hartley
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URN: 137107, DfE number: 909/5406
UKPRN: 10034681
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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Religious character:
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
John Weir Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 21/07/2011 08/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Barbara Dowson Appointed by GB/board 22/07/2011 08/09/2023
John Weir Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 21/07/2011 08/09/2023
Jonathan Capper Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/09/2019 08/09/2023
Catherine Jane Thompson Elected by school staff 20/05/2019 19/05/2023
Robin Young Elected by school staff 20/05/2019 19/05/2023
Elaine Pickersgill Elected by parents 24/04/2019 23/04/2023
Mike Birtles Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 22/07/2011 20/12/2022
Vivian Joan Moules Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Joanne Cottrell Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 30/06/2014 30/06/2022
Andrew Wallington Appointed by GB/board 07/10/2013 07/10/2021
Robert Paisley Appointed by GB/board 02/05/2017 02/05/2021


Name Appointed by From
Karen Lowthrop Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019
Linda Walker Original (signatory) members 22/07/2011
Mark Renwick-Smith Appointed by academy members 02/12/2019
Sarah Harrison Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gary Hartley 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sally McAllister 01/12/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca Wolstenholme Trustee Elected by school staff 11/09/2017 31/10/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Kirkby Stephen
Parliamentary constituency:
Penrith and The Border
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Eden 007
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Eden 007C

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