Birkdale High School

URN: 137297

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Windy Harbour Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3DT
Local authority:
Sefton (343)
Mr G 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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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2018 17/09/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Anita Margaret Sinnott Elected by school staff 03/10/2017 02/10/2021
Bryan Guy Leece Elected by school staff 03/10/2017 02/10/2021
Mark Sunderland Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Elizabeth Wilson Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2017 16/03/2021
Stuart Bellerby Elected by parents 06/12/2016 05/12/2019
Annie Halina Gorski Appointed by GB/board 13/10/2017 12/10/2019
Skender Berisha Elected by parents 23/03/2015 22/03/2019
Christopher Tait Appointed by GB/board 10/02/2015 09/02/2019
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

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

Chief financial officer

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Judith Smith 18/04/2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Pauline Marshall Trustee Elected by school staff 03/11/2014 02/11/2018
Stuart Bellerby Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2017 17/09/2018
Vivek Chhabra Trustee Elected by parents 24/11/2017 29/07/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
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Urban/Rural Description:
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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