Establishment Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College

URN: 111396

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Melbourne Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5JH
Local authority:
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Mrs Rachel Hudson
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11 to 16
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School type:
Foundation school
Blacon High School Trust
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URN: 111396, DfE number: 896/4006
UKPRN: 10015001
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 27 January 2016)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Has Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Peter Wilks Appointed by GB/board 13/12/2012 12/12/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Judith Gilmour Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/03/2019 20/03/2023
Kathleen Roberts Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/03/2019 20/03/2023
David Peachey Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2007 03/02/2023
Julie Salisbury Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2011 31/01/2023
Rebecca Lees Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2014 06/10/2022
Aden Shannon Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
James Butler Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Lee Challinor Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Michelle Beavan Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Sharon Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Helen Graham Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/12/2013 30/11/2021
Paul Makinson Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Robert Williams Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17/05/2013 16/05/2021
Andrew Errington Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/03/2016 06/03/2020
Rachel Hudson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Susan Yates Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2010 31/12/2018
David Peachey Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2007 24/10/2018
Peter Wilks Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/12/2012 24/10/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Parliamentary Constituency:
City of Chester
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 031
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 031B

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