Establishment Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

URN: 137449

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Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire, CW4 7DX
Local authority:
Cheshire East (895)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Nigel Bielby
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11 to 18
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URN: 137449, DfE number: 895/4165
UKPRN: 10035146
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 12 February 2020)
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No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Christina Burgess Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2020 20/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Philip Redford Elected by school staff 19/10/2020 18/10/2024
Paul Allan Knox Appointed by GB/board 15/10/2020 14/10/2024
Sarah Joanne Lawrence Elected by parents 12/02/2020 12/02/2024
John Gilmour Wilson Appointed by GB/board 19/12/2019 18/12/2023
Caroline Morgan Elected by school staff 18/11/2019 17/11/2023
Kerry Comb Appointed by GB/board 18/11/2019 17/11/2023
Laura Simpson Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2019 01/04/2023
David Bryant Elected by parents 18/10/2018 18/10/2022
Sophie Lavin Elected by parents 18/10/2018 18/10/2022
Tracey Goodwin Elected by parents 18/10/2018 18/10/2022
Jamie Otter Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2018 12/09/2022
James Colin Grace Appointed by GB/board 26/03/2018 26/03/2022
Chris Lewis Elected by parents 26/02/2018 26/02/2022
Gillian Andrea Preece Elected by parents 20/10/2017 20/10/2021


Name Appointed by From
Caroline Goodchild Appointed by academy members 01/04/2019
Christina Burgess Appointed by academy members 02/10/2019
Jackie Beard Original (signatory) members 01/09/2011
Peter Rottier Appointed by academy members 01/04/2019
Ruth Livingstone Original (signatory) members 01/09/2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Nigel John Bielby 01/09/2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Anthony Halsall 01/04/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Aston Trustee Elected by parents 27/09/2019 21/09/2020
Denis Oliver Accounting officer N/A 01/09/2011 31/08/2020
Helena Clare Conolly Trustee Elected by school staff 21/09/2016 31/08/2020
Nicholas Lewis Trustee Elected by parents 18/10/2018 31/08/2020
Michael Oliver Trustee Appointed by GB/board 19/10/2019 19/12/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Cheshire East
Dane Valley
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Cheshire East 023
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Cheshire East 023B

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