Establishment Hitchin Girls' School

URN: 137288

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Single-academy trust: HITCHIN GIRLS' SCHOOL

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Address
Highbury Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RS
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Frances Manning
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
HITCHIN GIRLS' SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Girls
ID
URN: 137288, DfE number: 919/4009
UKPRN: 10034564
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01462621300
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 June 2013)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1249
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
17 August 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
7.8%
Date last changed / confirmed
18 May 2022
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
Christopher Hall Appointed by academy members 17 October 2017 16 October 2025

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Toby Scott Appointed by academy members 17 October 2017 16 October 2026
Steven Mills Appointed by GB/board 7 October 2018 6 October 2026
Kenneth Down Appointed by academy members 1 June 2018 31 May 2026
Alexandra Loraine Holden Elected by parents 21 February 2022 20 February 2026
Amy Merrin Hill Thornber Elected by parents 21 February 2022 20 February 2026
Dominic James Roberts Elected by parents 21 February 2022 20 February 2026
Geoffrey Edwards Appointed by academy members 17 October 2017 16 October 2025
Kieran Balfe Elected by school staff 27 September 2021 26 September 2025
Mark Seaman Hill Appointed by academy members 1 September 2017 31 August 2025
Mary King Appointed by academy members 1 July 2017 30 June 2025
Nesta Job Appointed by academy members 1 July 2017 30 June 2025
Samantha Elizabeth Franklin Elected by parents 21 May 2021 20 May 2025
Samantha Jane Frost Elected by parents 21 May 2021 20 May 2025
Anthony Fitzakerly Appointed by academy members 24 January 2020 23 January 2024
Christine Emmings Elected by school staff 16 January 2020 15 January 2024
Michael Paul Winter Elected by parents 11 October 2019 10 October 2023
Simon Lucas Appointed by academy members 15 September 2015 14 September 2023
Katharine Rowe Elected by school staff 24 September 2018 23 September 2022
Frances Manning Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2007 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Christopher Hall Appointed by academy members 17 October 2013
Colin Minton Appointed by academy members 1 July 2013
Michael Firth Appointed by academy members 13 October 2021
Nesta Job Appointed by academy members 1 July 2013
Sonia Yvonne Morrison Appointed by academy members 22 February 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Frances Manning 18 August 2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Anthony Hankin 17 August 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Katherine Middleton Trustee Appointed by academy members 18 October 2020 1 February 2022
Joanne Briggs Trustee Elected by parents 7 November 2019 2 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
North Hertfordshire
Ward
Hitchin Highbury
Parliamentary constituency
Hitchin and Harpenden
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000015
Easting
519039
Northing
229130
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Hertfordshire 013
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Hertfordshire 013D
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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

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