Establishment Birchwood High School

URN: 137637

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Address:
Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5BD
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Chris Ingate
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
Secondary
School type:
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Single-academy trust:
BIRCHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 137637, DfE number: 919/4200
UKPRN: 10035666
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Non-selective
Telephone:
01279655936
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 28 June 2019)
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Religious character:
None
Diocese:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
1500
Number of pupils:
1354
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01/11/2011
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
7.3%
Date last changed / confirmed:
05/08/2020
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Mark Stocker Appointed by GB/board 20/01/2018 19/01/2022

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jane Wach Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2020 08/09/2024
Catherine Gater Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2016 13/07/2024
James Neville Winter Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2016 06/07/2024
Richard Townsend Appointed by GB/board 04/03/2020 03/03/2024
Charlotte Sear Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2020 21/01/2024
Helen Jane Mansfield Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2020 21/01/2024
Leigh Lloyd-Warren Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2020 21/01/2024
Ross Noblett Elected by school staff 01/04/2019 31/03/2023
C Alison Wilson Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 12/03/2023
Ruth Bamlett Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 12/03/2023
Gillian Turner Elected by parents 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Hilary Scotcher Elected by parents 01/07/2018 30/06/2022
Lee Bothwell Elected by school staff 01/07/2018 30/06/2022
Lisa Watkins Elected by parents 01/07/2018 30/06/2022
Ruth Helen Crowland Elected by parents 07/03/2017 06/03/2021
Ann Swanepoel Elected by parents 01/12/2016 30/11/2020
John Dylan Frederic Gray Appointed by GB/board 15/11/2016 14/11/2020

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Ann Swanepoel Elected by parents 01/12/2016
C Alison Wilson Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019
Catherine Gater Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2016
Charlotte Sear Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2020
Gillian Turner Elected by parents 12/12/2018
Helen Jane Mansfield Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2020
Hilary Scotcher Elected by parents 01/07/2018
James Neville Winter Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2016
Jane Wach Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2020
John Dylan Frederic Gray Appointed by GB/board 15/11/2016
Lee Bothwell Elected by school staff 01/07/2018
Lisa Watkins Elected by parents 01/07/2018
Mark Stocker Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2012
Richard Townsend Appointed by GB/board 04/03/2020
Ross Noblett Elected by school staff 01/04/2015
Ruth Bamlett Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019
Ruth Helen Crowland Elected by parents 07/03/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Chris Ingate 01/11/2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Nicola Coop 01/09/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alan Thomas Hazell Trustee Appointed by GB/board 25/01/2012 24/01/2020
Alan Thomas Hazell Member Appointed by GB/board 25/01/2012 22/01/2020
Neville Prior Member Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2014 22/01/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
District:
East Hertfordshire
Ward:
Bishop's Stortford All Saints
Parliamentary constituency:
Hertford and Stortford
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
E10000015
Easting:
550326
Northing:
221778
Census ward:
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA):
East Hertfordshire 005
Lower super output area (LSOA):
East Hertfordshire 005C

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