Establishment Birchwood Community High School

URN: 139840

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Brock Road, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 7PT
Local authority
Warrington (877)
Headteacher / Principal
Emma Mills
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139840, DfE number: 877/4226
UKPRN: 10042219
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 October 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 July 2013
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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
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Andrea Atherton Appointed by academy members 3 October 2019 23 November 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Gabriel Calwell Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 July 2021 11 July 2025
Nicola Winstanley Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2020 13 December 2024
Rosemary Panting Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 31 October 2024
Kelly Leonard Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2020 27 September 2024
Charlie Ruddy Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2020 7 March 2024
Nigel Reeves Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2019 21 November 2023
Andrew Lindsay Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2019 2 September 2023
Colin Burrows Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2019 2 September 2023
Mark Proctor Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2019 2 September 2023


Name Appointed by From
Andrea Atherton Appointed by academy members 1 July 2013
Colin Burrows Appointed by academy members 1 July 2013
Rosemary Panting Appointed by GB/board 26 April 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Emma MIlls 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Alan O'Reilly 13 January 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Paul McCaffery Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2018 31 August 2021
Carol Walsh Trustee Elected by school staff 1 March 2019 1 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Warrington North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Warrington 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Warrington 005A
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