Establishment The Gates Primary School

URN: 133926

Community school

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Bristle Hall Way, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3QA
Local authority:
Bolton (350)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Karen Forshaw
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 133926, DfE number: 350/2085
UKPRN: 10071785
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 27 June 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 September 2002
Result of Amalgamation
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed:
19 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Michael McVerry Appointed by GB/board 17 October 2018 10 November 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Janet Ingham Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 12 October 2025
James Pledger Appointed by GB/board 22 June 2020 21 June 2025
Christie Marie Dooley Elected by school staff 29 January 2018 12 October 2024
Karen Kathleen Forshaw Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2015 4 May 2024
Liz Woodrow Appointed by GB/board 5 February 2019 5 February 2024
Derek Price Elected by parents 24 January 2020 23 January 2024
Jessica Lea Turnock Appointed by GB/board 12 November 2018 12 November 2023
Tom Frank Leonard Gutteridge Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11 November 2019 10 November 2023
Richard Jackson Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2018 11 July 2023
Vicky Blakemore Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 March 2018 11 March 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Joanne Allan Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 16 November 2020
Karen Forshaw Governor Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2015 5 May 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor
Parliamentary constituency:
Bolton West
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Bolton 031
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Bolton 031A

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