Establishment Widnes Academy

URN: 141538

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: WADE DEACON TRUST

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Cholmondeley Street, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0EL
Local authority
Halton (876)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Karen Highcock
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Wade Deacon Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 141538, DfE number: 876/2001
UKPRN: 10047902
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 January 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 February 2015
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
14 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Chris Fone Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 1 January 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Danielle Grady Not recorded Elected by parents 1 September 2021 31 August 2024
Jen Murphy Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13 November 2019 13 November 2023
Gregory Sharples Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 July 2019 19 July 2023
Laura Kirchin Not recorded Elected by school staff 27 March 2019 27 March 2023
Vicky Melia Not recorded Elected by parents 20 March 2019 20 March 2023
Karen Highcock Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Pam Jones Local governor Appointed by GB/board 12 October 2017 12 October 2021
Gemma Gaudion Local governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13 November 2019 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Central & West Bank
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Halton 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Halton 007D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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