Establishment Belthorn Academy Primary School

URN: 137512

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Belthorn Road, Belthorn, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2NY
Local authority:
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Helen Rowan
Phase of education:
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URN: 137512, DfE number: 888/5205
UKPRN: 10035497
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 May 2018)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01 October 2011
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
19 November 2020
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Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Yvonne Brown Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 31 October 2015 03 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Charlotte Louise Jackson Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2020 10 June 2024
Claire Holden Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2020 10 June 2024
Munaza Hussain Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2020 10 June 2024
Stephen Lowe Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 12 May 2020 12 May 2024
Emma Nolan Appointed by academy members 04 July 2019 03 July 2023
Nathan Griffiths Elected by school staff 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Helen Rowan Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2016 31 August 2022
Lesley Billingham Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2018 24 June 2022
Robin Battersby Cornmell Elected by parents 14 March 2018 13 March 2022
Chris Banks Elected by parents 08 December 2017 07 December 2021
Elizabeth Taylor Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2017 21 November 2021
Mark Gatenby Griffiths Elected by school staff 16 June 2017 15 June 2021


Name Appointed by From
David Merrick Appointed by academy members 30 January 2020
Stephen Lowe Original (signatory) members 23 August 2011
Yvonne Brown Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 31 October 2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Helen Rowan 01 September 2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Helen Saint 01 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mohammed Ali Trustee Elected by parents 09 May 2016 08 November 2020
Jason Slack Member Original (signatory) members 23 August 2011 06 November 2020
Bushra Ghafoor Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2020 01 September 2020
Jason Slack Trustee Appointed by GB/board 28 March 2019 30 January 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
West Pennine
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 018
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 018A

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