Establishment Birchwood Community High School

URN: 139840

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Brock Road, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 7PT
Local authority:
Warrington (877)
Emma Mills
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11 to 19
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URN: 139840, DfE number: 877/4226
UKPRN: 10042219
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 11 October 2018)
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Andrea Atherton Appointed by academy members 03/09/2019 02/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Charlie Ruddy Appointed by GB/board 07/03/2020 07/03/2024
Andrew Lindsay Appointed by GB/board 03/09/2019 02/09/2023
Colin Burrows Appointed by GB/board 03/09/2019 02/09/2023
Mark Proctor Appointed by GB/board 03/09/2019 02/09/2023
Carol Walsh Elected by school staff 01/05/2019 28/02/2023
Nigel Reeves Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2015 01/11/2022
Paul McCaffery Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2018 30/06/2022
Deborah Ost Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2017 30/06/2021
Rosemary Panting Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2012 31/10/2020


Name Appointed by From
Andrea Atherton Appointed by academy members 01/07/2013
Colin Burrows Appointed by academy members 01/07/2013
Debi Ost Appointed by academy members 01/07/2013
Rosemary Panting Appointed by GB/board 26/04/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Emma MIlls 01/09/2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Alan O'Reilly 13/01/2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Claire Doherty Trustee Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2019 01/09/2019
Moira Bryan Accounting officer N/A 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Warrington North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Warrington 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Warrington 005A

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