Establishment St Cuthbert's RC High School

URN: 105845

Voluntary aided school

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Shaw Road, Thornham, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 4RX
Local authority
Rochdale (354)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Shaun Shields
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 105845, DfE number: 354/4612
UKPRN: 10006144
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 6 February 2019)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Salford
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
24 March 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 governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Dave Conlon Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 January 2021 28 February 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Arnold Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 December 2020 14 December 2024
Siobhan Halligan Appointed by LA 10 November 2020 9 November 2024
Francesca Lord Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 September 2020 28 September 2024
Geraldine Cockcroft Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 September 2020 28 September 2024
Martina Nightingale Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 September 2020 28 September 2024
Mark Duffin Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
David Winstanley Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Frank Gac Foundation/sponsor members 8 January 2021 31 August 2022
Philip Tomlinson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 2 February 2018 1 February 2022
Michael Johonnett Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 August 2017 27 August 2021
Dave Shields Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dave Conlon Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2018 7 January 2021
Frank Gac Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2018 7 January 2021
Kathy Donbavand Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 December 2016 15 December 2020
Karen Kenny Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 21 October 2016 20 October 2020
Mark Duffin Governor Elected by school staff 4 September 2016 3 September 2020
Geraldine Cockcroft Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Balderstone and Kirkholt
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Rochdale 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Rochdale 016E

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Free school meals

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