Establishment Moorside Community Primary Academy School

URN: 139495

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Back Lane, Holland Moor, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9EA
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
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URN: 139495, DfE number: 888/2551
UKPRN: 10040814
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 March 2020)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2013
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Closed date
Not recorded
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Damien Farrelly Appointed by academy members 8 October 2012 1 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Jennifer Lesley Dawson Elected by parents 21 June 2021 21 June 2025
Leanda Ponsonby Appointed by academy members 23 June 2021 23 June 2024
Melissa Sarah Parlour Elected by parents 21 June 2021 20 June 2024
Samantha Fairclough Elected by parents 21 June 2021 20 June 2024
Olive McSorley Elected by school staff 23 March 2021 23 March 2024
Karen Guinness Elected by parents 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Matthew Tuffs Appointed by academy members 22 November 2018 21 November 2022
Brian McKechnie N/A 24 October 2013 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Chris Firth Appointed by academy members 3 October 2012
Deborah Hyman Appointed by academy members 23 March 2013
Karen O'Hare Appointed by academy members 20 November 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Richard Davis 1 January 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jane Lee 1 May 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Amanda Storey Trustee Elected by parents 13 October 2015 1 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
West Lancashire
Parliamentary constituency
West Lancashire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Lancashire 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Lancashire 014E
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