Establishment Widnes Academy

URN: 141538

Academy sponsor led

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Cholmondeley Street, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0EL
Local authority:
Halton (876)
Mrs Karen Highcock
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Wade Deacon Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 141538, DfE number: 876/2001
UKPRN: 10047902
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 24 January 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
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Not recorded
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Chris Fone Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2020 01/01/2024

Local governors

Local governors
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Gemma Gaudion Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13/11/2019 13/11/2023
Jen Murphy Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13/11/2019 13/11/2023
Gregory Sharples Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19/07/2019 19/07/2023
Laura Kirchin Not recorded Elected by school staff 27/03/2019 27/03/2023
Vicky Melia Not recorded Elected by parents 20/03/2019 20/03/2023
Pam Jones Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12/10/2017 12/10/2021
Karen Highcock Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Chris Fone Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Halton 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Halton 007D

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