Establishment Birchwood High School

URN: 137637

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Single-academy trust: BIRCHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

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Address
Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5BD
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Chris Ingate
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
BIRCHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137637, DfE number: 919/4200
UKPRN: 10035666
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01279655936
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 28 June 2019)
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Religious character
None
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
1407
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 November 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
10.4%
Date last changed / confirmed
27 January 2023
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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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
Catherine Gater Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2020 13 July 2024

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Connor Samuel Wyatt Appointed by academy members 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Gillian Turner Appointed by academy members 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Jason Joseph Boyce Elected by parents 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Lucienne Sarah Gallagher Appointed by academy members 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Anna Kate Byers Elected by school staff 8 December 2021 7 December 2025
Chris Emery Elected by parents 8 September 2021 7 September 2025
John Oglesby Elected by parents 8 September 2021 7 September 2025
Matthew Lance Free Elected by parents 8 September 2021 7 September 2025
Claire Angela Pressland Elected by school staff 9 December 2020 8 December 2024
James Neville Winter Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2016 6 July 2024
Richard Townsend Appointed by GB/board 4 March 2020 3 March 2024
Charlotte Sear Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020 21 January 2024
Helen Jane Mansfield Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020 21 January 2024
Leigh Lloyd-Warren Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020 21 January 2024
Ross Noblett Elected by school staff 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
Ruth Bamlett Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Andew David Paul Sherriff Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021
Annie Swanepoel Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021
Catherine Gater Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2016
Eileen Field Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021
John Dylan Frederic Gray Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2016
Neville Prior Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021
Nicola Coop Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Chris Ingate 1 November 2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Deryk Bull 21 July 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ruth Helen Crowland Trustee Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2017 31 August 2022
Lisa Watkins Trustee Elected by parents 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
East Hertfordshire
Ward
Bishop's Stortford All Saints
Parliamentary constituency
Hertford and Stortford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000015
Easting
550326
Northing
221778
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Hertfordshire 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Hertfordshire 005C
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

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.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.