Establishment Swiss Cottage School - Development & Research Centre

URN: 100096

Community special school

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80 Avenue Road, London, NW8 6HX
Local authority:
Camden (202)
Mrs Vijita Patel
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 100096, DfE number: 202/7205
UKPRN: 10017655
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 03 May 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
John Peter Oliver Sprinz Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2016 31/08/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Robert Cassen Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2019 01/10/2023
Tina Murray Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2019 03/04/2023
Brian Butterworth Appointed by GB/board 11/02/2019 12/02/2023
Jonathan Adam Hilliard Appointed by GB/board 11/02/2019 12/02/2023
Edward Pitcher Elected by school staff 16/10/2018 16/10/2022
Sadia Mahmud-Marshall Appointed by GB/board 17/05/2017 17/07/2021
Maria-Helena Fernandes Schultz Elected by parents 06/12/2016 07/12/2020
Colin Reader Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2016 06/12/2020
John Ashley Coombe-Tennant Elected by parents 06/12/2016 06/12/2020
Roseanna Gooder Elected by school staff 06/12/2016 06/12/2020
Steven Christopher Thompson Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2016 06/12/2020
Dahlia Dajani Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2016 09/10/2020
Vijita Patel Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016 01/09/2020
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
Swiss Cottage
Parliamentary Constituency:
Hampstead and Kilburn
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Camden 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Camden 017C

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School capacity

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Free School Meals

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