Establishment Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

URN: 138835

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Glen Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 7BJ
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Alan Porteous
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 138835, DfE number: 888/5400
UKPRN: 10039025
Establishment status
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 January 2016)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 October 2012
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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
6 September 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Malcolm White Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 14 December 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Sahar Stevenson-Jones Elected by school staff 14 December 2020 13 December 2024
Daniel Whittaker Elected by parents 3 November 2020 2 November 2024
Rose Edmondson Elected by parents 3 November 2020 2 November 2024
Anton McGrath Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 12 October 2024
Donna Grundy Elected by parents 27 March 2019 27 March 2023
Caesar Merrifield Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Donna Rawding Elected by parents 18 July 2018 18 July 2022


Name Appointed by From
Angela Wardle Appointed by GB/board 3 November 2019
Jack Mazzina Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2021
Peter Terry Appointed by GB/board 1 September 1988

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Alan Porteous 1 January 2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
S Taggart 21 November 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Peter Terry Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 1998 1 September 2021
B J Lynch Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2005 31 August 2021
Barry Lynch Member Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2005 31 August 2021
D Cain Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 September 1998 31 August 2021
Mark Spencer Trustee Elected by school staff 21 November 2016 20 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Rossendale 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Rossendale 010E
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