Establishment Smithy Bridge Foundation Primary School

URN: 105847

Foundation school

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Bridgenorth Drive, Smithy Bridge, Littleborough, Lancashire, OL15 0DY
Local authority:
Rochdale (354)
Mrs Jane George
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 105847, DfE number: 354/5201
UKPRN: 10077530
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 04 February 2009)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Terry Allen Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2017 12/03/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Krystian Liptrot Appointed by GB/board 08/10/2018 07/10/2022
Jason Tyler Elected by parents 16/04/2018 15/04/2022
Susan Bermingham-Ward Appointed by GB/board 30/01/2018 29/01/2022
Mary Reeves Appointed by GB/board 29/01/2018 28/01/2022
Gail Russell Elected by school staff 20/09/2017 19/09/2021
Terry Allen Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13/03/2017 12/03/2021
Kay Bentley Elected by school staff 16/01/2017 15/01/2021
Kara Garforth Elected by parents 12/10/2016 11/10/2020
Natalie White Elected by parents 22/09/2016 21/09/2020
Gillian Price Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2016 06/07/2020
Karthick Kanchi Govarthanam Elected by parents 24/11/2015 23/11/2019

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Shearsmith Governor Elected by parents 09/02/2015 08/02/2019
Peter Clegg Governor Appointed by GB/board 20/11/2014 19/11/2018
Karen Gordon Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Littleborough Lakeside
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Rochdale 003
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Rochdale 003A

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