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
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137107, DfE number: 909/5406
UKPRN: 10034681
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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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 July 2011 8 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Wallington Appointed by GB/board 7 October 2013 7 October 2025
Martin John Richter Elected by school staff 24 May 2021 24 May 2025
Robert Paisley Appointed by GB/board 2 May 2017 2 May 2025
Barbara Dowson Appointed by GB/board 22 July 2011 8 September 2023
John Weir Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 21 July 2011 8 September 2023
Jonathan Capper Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 9 September 2019 8 September 2023
Catherine Jane Thompson Elected by school staff 20 May 2019 19 May 2023
Robin Young Elected by school staff 20 May 2019 19 May 2023
Elaine Pickersgill Elected by parents 24 April 2019 23 April 2023
Mike Birtles Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 22 July 2011 20 December 2022
Vivian Joan Moules Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Joanne Cottrell Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 30 June 2014 30 June 2022


Name Appointed by From
Karen Lowthrop Appointed by academy members 2 December 2019
Linda Walker Original (signatory) members 22 July 2011
Mark Renwick-Smith Appointed by academy members 2 December 2019
Sarah Harrison Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gary Hartley 1 September 2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sally McAllister 1 December 2014 Not recorded
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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
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Eden 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Eden 007C
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