Establishment The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School

URN: 136543

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Vaughans Lane, Great Boughton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5XF
Local authority:
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Mr Ian Wilson
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11 to 18
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URN: 136543, DfE number: 896/4623
UKPRN: 10033287
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 November 2019)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Chester
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Has a sixth form
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Walsh Appointed by academy members 01/04/2019 06/05/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Justine Bryant Elected by school staff 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Julian David Annison Appointed by academy members 01/06/2019 31/05/2023
Christopher Woods Elected by parents 01/04/2019 01/04/2023
Keith Marcroft Elected by parents 01/04/2019 01/04/2023
Timothy Noakes Appointed by academy members 01/04/2015 01/04/2023
Nigel John Appointed by academy members 11/03/2019 11/03/2023
Ralph Mainard Appointed by academy members 24/09/2018 24/09/2022
Jane Jones Appointed by academy members 22/11/2017 21/11/2021
John Cecil Davies Appointed by academy members 22/11/2017 21/11/2021
Lynn Carstens Appointed by academy members 22/11/2017 21/11/2021
Elaine Hemmings Appointed by academy members 18/12/2016 18/12/2020
Eamonn Coffey Elected by school staff 15/06/2016 30/09/2020
Ian Wilson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Chester Diocesan Board of Education Original (signatory) members 18/03/2011
David Walsh Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 15/03/2017
Lynn Carstens Original (signatory) members 22/11/2017
Mark Tanner Foundation/sponsor members 12/05/2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Ian Wilson 01/01/2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Alison Beasley 05/01/2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Blackmore Trustee Appointed by academy members 18/03/2011 07/09/2020
Keith Sinclair Member Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2019 12/05/2020
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Great Boughton
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 041
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 041B

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