Establishment Upton-by-Chester High School

URN: 111422

Foundation school

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St James Avenue, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1NN
Local authority:
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Mrs Paula Dixon
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11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 111422, DfE number: 896/4153
UKPRN: 10007183
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 April 2019)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Rowlands Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2017 06/07/2021


Name Appointed by From To
David Patrick Kane Elected by parents 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Sarah Curtis Elected by parents 08/12/2019 07/12/2023
Jill Houlbrook Appointed by LA 25/10/2019 24/10/2023
Julie Minion Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2019 06/07/2023
Emma-Jane Wilson Appointed by GB/board 03/07/2019 02/07/2023
Zillah Edwards Elected by parents 23/11/2017 22/11/2021
Paula Dixon Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
David Rowlands Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2017 07/07/2021
Jon Arnull Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2017 07/07/2021
Helen Nellist Appointed by GB/board 30/06/2017 29/06/2021
Sandra Rudd Elected by parents 31/01/2017 30/01/2021
Kirstin Lindop Elected by parents 25/09/2016 24/09/2020
Rebecca Brown Elected by school staff 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Alistair Jones Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2019 06/07/2020
Paul Ivison Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2019 06/07/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gareth Simpson Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 04/02/2016 03/02/2020
Ann-Marie Asbridge Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 18/01/2017 06/01/2020
Emma Stringfellow Governor Elected by parents 31/01/2017 18/12/2019
Adrian Walmsley Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24/09/2017 31/08/2019
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 027
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 027E

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