Establishment Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

URN: 137449

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Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire, CW4 7DX
Local authority
Cheshire East (895)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Nigel Bielby
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 137449, DfE number: 895/4165
UKPRN: 10035146
Establishment status
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 February 2020)
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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 September 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
8 September 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Christina Burgess Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2020 20 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
karren Amanda Morgan Appointed by GB/board 5 January 2021 4 January 2025
Claire Louise Armstrong Elected by parents 9 November 2020 8 November 2024
Tracey Freeman Elected by parents 2 November 2020 1 November 2024
Andrew Robert Middleton Elected by school staff 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Philip Redford Elected by school staff 19 October 2020 18 October 2024
Paul Allan Knox Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Sarah Joanne Lawrence Elected by parents 12 February 2020 12 February 2024
Caroline Morgan Elected by school staff 18 November 2019 17 November 2023
Kerry Comb Appointed by GB/board 18 November 2019 17 November 2023
Laura Simpson Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2019 1 April 2023
Sophie Lavin Elected by parents 18 October 2018 18 October 2022
Tracey Goodwin Elected by parents 18 October 2018 18 October 2022
James Colin Grace Appointed by GB/board 26 March 2018 26 March 2022
Chris Lewis Elected by parents 26 February 2018 26 February 2022
Gillian Andrea Preece Elected by parents 20 October 2017 20 October 2021
Nigel John Bielby Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Caroline Goodchild Appointed by academy members 1 April 2019
Christina Burgess Appointed by academy members 2 October 2019
Jackie Beard Original (signatory) members 1 September 2011
Peter Rottier Appointed by academy members 1 April 2019
Ruth Livingstone Original (signatory) members 1 September 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Nigel John Bielby 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Anthony Halsall 1 April 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jamie Otter Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 September 2018 30 August 2021
David Bryant Trustee Elected by parents 18 October 2018 31 July 2021
John Gilmour Wilson Trustee Appointed by GB/board 19 December 2019 24 May 2021
Richard Aston Trustee Elected by parents 27 September 2019 21 September 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Cheshire East
Dane Valley
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
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Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cheshire East 023
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheshire East 023B
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