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
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11 to 16
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URN: 137297, DfE number: 343/4108
UKPRN: 10034570
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 October 2017)
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No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Does not have 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
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2020 21/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
John Bate Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2020 20/09/2024
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2019 22/09/2023
Paul Blott Appointed by GB/board 08/02/2019 07/02/2023
Christopher Michael Nicholson Elected by parents 07/12/2018 06/12/2022
Pauline Marshall Elected by school staff 03/11/2014 02/11/2022
Ian Strom Elected by parents 24/11/2017 23/11/2021
Annie Gorski Appointed by GB/board 13/10/2017 12/10/2021
Anita Margaret Sinnott Elected by school staff 03/10/2017 02/10/2021
Elizabeth Wilson Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2017 16/03/2021
Stuart Bellerby Elected by parents 06/12/2016 05/12/2020
Gil Bourgade Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Angela Mulligan Original (signatory) members 06/07/2011
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 30/11/2016
Stuart Bellerby Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Gil Bourgade 01/09/2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Laura Manwaring 28/09/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christopher Tait Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2019 22/09/2020
Angela Mulligan Trustee Original (signatory) members 06/07/2011 31/08/2020
Gillian Carlisle-Collett Trustee Elected by parents 24/11/2017 07/05/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Sefton 011
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Sefton 011C

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