Governance

The Academy Trust

Bridgewater High School is a member of the multi- academy trust The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT). The academy transferred on 1st May 2017 having previously been a single academy trust. For details of the single academy trust please see below. The Challenge Academy Trust is directly responsible to the Secretary of State for the operation of its member academies. . It is a company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House. The company number is 10689247. The registered office is c/o Priestley College, Loushers Lane, Warrington, WA4.

For details of The Challenge Academy Trust click here.

Please click on the link below for the school’s supplemental funding agreement.

Bridgewater High School Funding Agreement

Local Governing Body

The Local Full Governing Body meets four times a year. There are 6 committees which meet between 3 and 8 times a year depending on the committee. The committees are Scrutiny and Finance, Curriculum, Human Resources, Safeguarding, Site Management and Students, Community and Stakeholders.

The Local Full Governing Body meets four times a year. There are 6 committees which meet between 3 and 8 times a year depending on the committee. The committees are Scrutiny and Finance, Curriculum, Human Resources, Safeguarding, Site Management and Students, Community and Stakeholders.

Name Position Governor Category
Stephen Whatmore Chair of Governing Body and Scrutiny and Finance Member
Amalia Gittins Vice Chair of the Governing Body and Site Management Community
Jon Betts Chair of Students, Community and Stakeholders Community
Graham Bratley Chair of Human Resources Co-opted
Iain Deas Community
Roger Hayward Co-opted
Tim Long Principal Staff
Mark Malam Staff
Anita Pailing Parent
Mike Palmer Parent
Michele Scattergood Chair of Safeguarding Community
Gary Stuart Community
Janet Wells Parent
Ian Wilson Chair of Curriculum Co-opted
Adrienne Laing Clerk to the Governing Body


Please click here for the Pecuniary and Business Interest Register

For details of the Bridgewater High School Academy Trust prior to 1st May, 2017, please click on the links below for further information.

Articles of Association Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State
Certificate of Incorporation

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014-15
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016-17

Bridgewater High School Trading Ltd

The trust has a wholly owned subsidiary Bridgewater High School Trading Ltd registered to the same address with the company number 8079474 which provides ancillary services in the areas of outdoor learning and facilities to the school.

There are five directors on the board, who meet three times a year.

Name Position
Stephen Whatmore Chair of the Board
Graham Bratley Director
Amalia Gittins Director
Tim Long Director
Adrienne Laing Director and Company Secretary

Please click on the links below for further information Articles of Association

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2012-13
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-14
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014-15
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16

Please click here for the Persons of Significant Control Register