Establishment Birchwood High School

URN: 137637

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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
1354
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
7.3%
Date last changed / confirmed
5 May 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Ruth Helen Crowland Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2017 6 March 2025
Claire Angela Pressland Elected by school staff 9 December 2020 8 December 2024
John Dylan Frederic Gray Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2016 14 November 2024
Jane Wach Elected by parents 9 September 2020 8 September 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
C Alison Wilson Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Ruth Bamlett Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Gillian Turner Elected by parents 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Hilary Scotcher Elected by parents 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Lee Bothwell Elected by school staff 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Lisa Watkins Elected by parents 1 July 2018 30 June 2022

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
C Alison Wilson Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019
Catherine Gater Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2016
Charlotte Sear Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020
Claire Angela Pressland Elected by parents 8 December 2020
Gillian Turner Elected by parents 12 December 2018
Helen Jane Mansfield Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020
Hilary Scotcher Elected by parents 1 July 2018
James Neville Winter Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2016
Jane Wach Elected by parents 9 September 2020
John Dylan Frederic Gray Appointed by GB/board 15 November 2016
Lee Bothwell Elected by school staff 1 July 2018
Leigh Lloyd-Warren Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2020
Lisa Watkins Elected by parents 1 July 2018
Richard Townsend Appointed by GB/board 4 March 2020
Ross Noblett Elected by school staff 1 April 2015
Ruth Bamlett Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2019
Ruth Helen Crowland Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2017

Accounting officer

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

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Nicola Coop 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Gater Trustee Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2016 9 December 2020
Mark Stocker Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 20 January 2018 9 December 2020
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
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Hertfordshire 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Hertfordshire 005C

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