Establishment Higher Failsworth Primary School

URN: 134784

Community school

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Stansfield Road, Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, M35 9EA
Local authority:
Oldham (353)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Samantha Forster
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 134784, DfE number: 353/3504
UKPRN: 10071746
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 11 October 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
01 September 2004
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
14 January 2021
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Nikki Pennington Elected by parents 25 November 2013 24 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Jenny Daniels Elected by parents 03 January 2021 25 January 2025
Lynda Arthur Elected by school staff 03 January 2021 03 January 2025
Austin Pass Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Caroline Black Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 19 October 2024
Anna Hylzansky-Wychrij Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01 September 2016 31 August 2024
Alan Smith Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2019 17 May 2023
Gemma McIntosh Elected by parents 07 May 2019 06 May 2023
Neil Heath Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 07 May 2019 06 May 2023
Samantha Forster Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Clare Duff Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 07 July 2020
Nikki Pennington Governor Elected by parents 25 November 2013 07 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Failsworth East
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Oldham 031
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Oldham 031B

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