Establishment Birkdale High School

URN: 137297

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Windy Harbour Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3DT
Local authority
Sefton (343)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Gil Bourgade
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137297, DfE number: 343/4108
UKPRN: 10034570
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 October 2017)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
17 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
17 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2020 21 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Mark Savage Elected by parents 11 January 2021 10 November 2025
Elizabeth Wilson Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2017 26 March 2025
Keith Roberts Elected by parents 11 January 2021 10 January 2025
Stuart Bellerby Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2020 5 December 2024
John Bate Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2020 20 September 2024
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2019 22 September 2023
Paul Blott Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2019 7 February 2023
Christopher Michael Nicholson Elected by parents 7 December 2018 6 December 2022
Pauline Marshall Elected by school staff 3 November 2014 2 November 2022
Ian Strom Elected by parents 24 November 2017 23 November 2021
Annie Gorski Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2017 12 October 2021
Anita Margaret Sinnott Elected by school staff 3 October 2017 2 October 2021
Gil Bourgade Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Angela Mulligan Original (signatory) members 6 July 2011
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 30 November 2016
Stuart Bellerby Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gil Bourgade 1 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Laura Manwaring 28 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stuart Bellerby Trustee Elected by parents 6 December 2016 5 December 2020
Christopher Tait Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2019 22 September 2020
Angela Mulligan Trustee Original (signatory) members 6 July 2011 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sefton 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sefton 011C

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