Establishment St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

URN: 136900

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Duckworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2JR
Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss C Huddleston
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 136900, DfE number: 889/5406
UKPRN: 10034173
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 February 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Blackburn
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 July 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Rintoul Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 September 2016 10 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Kevin Hegarty Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 January 2021 21 January 2025
Sarah Anthea Lewis Elected by parents 28 January 2020 27 January 2024
Alison Ashworth-Taylor Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 January 2020 6 January 2024
Alison Crompton Elected by school staff 3 November 2015 2 November 2023
Laura Rees-Moffitt Elected by school staff 3 November 2019 2 November 2023
Catherine Tipton Elected by school staff 11 October 2019 10 October 2023
Mark Hodson Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 September 2015 24 September 2023
Michael White Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2015 30 June 2023
Christopher Carlton Elected by parents 10 May 2019 9 May 2023
Clare Leadley Elected by parents 1 March 2019 28 February 2023
Judith Carlton Elected by parents 1 March 2019 28 February 2023
Aileen Jill Cross Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 December 2014 11 December 2022
John Venables Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 December 2014 11 December 2022
Heather Henderson Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 November 2014 27 November 2022
Valerie Edge Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 September 2016 31 August 2022
John Leigh Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2014 30 April 2022
Catherine Huddleston Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 July 2013 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Catherine Brooks Foundation/sponsor members 1 July 2011
David Rintoul Foundation/sponsor members 15 September 2016
Fleur Green Foundation/sponsor members 30 August 2018
Peter Howell-Jones Original (signatory) members 25 March 2017
Stephen Whittaker Foundation/sponsor members 1 April 2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Catherine Huddleston 1 August 2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Christopher Marsden 1 September 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Huddleston Chief financial officer N/A 13 January 2018 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Blackburn Central
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
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Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 009C

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