Establishment Holmfirth High School

URN: 107769

Community school

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Heys Road, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7SE
Local authority:
Kirklees (382)
Mr Ben Stitchman
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11 to 16
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 107769, DfE number: 382/4046
UKPRN: 10015927
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 December 2016)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Name Appointed by From To
Dianne Frost Elected by parents 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Lucy Oldroyd Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Rob Jessop Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Sally Watts Appointed by LA 23/06/2020 30/06/2024
Michael Bell Appointed by GB/board 17/09/2019 16/09/2023
Andrew Waldron Elected by parents 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Charles Reed Elected by school staff 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Dawn Jepson Elected by parents 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Janet Blissett Appointed by GB/board 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Dughall McCormick Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2016 03/12/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Taylor Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17/10/2015 17/10/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
Yorkshire and the Humber
Holme Valley South
Parliamentary Constituency:
Colne Valley
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Kirklees 059
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Kirklees 059F

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