Establishment St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

URN: 105989

Voluntary aided school

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37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Manchester, M27 9QP
Local authority
Salford (355)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Ben Davis
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 105989, DfE number: 355/5400
UKPRN: 10017781
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 8 November 2018)
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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
16 September 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

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Name Appointed by From To
Margaret Woodhouse Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Sally Cheshire Elected by school staff 12 April 2021 11 April 2025
Nicola Hallows Elected by parents 25 February 2020 24 February 2024
David Kerrigan Elected by parents 4 December 2019 3 December 2023
Jonmarc Bessonies Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 July 2019 1 July 2023
Victoria Allen Foundation/sponsor members 16 May 2019 15 May 2023
Lyn Hackett Foundation/sponsor members 12 October 2018 11 October 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Whitehead Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 18 October 2018 31 August 2021
Karen Whitehead Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 18 October 2018 31 August 2021
Paul Smith Governor Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Peter Conroy Governor Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Grahame Walker Governor Foundation/sponsor members 31 May 2017 30 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Swinton & Wardley
Parliamentary constituency
Salford and Eccles
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Salford 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Salford 006C
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