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)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Vijita Patel
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 100096, DfE number: 202/7205
UKPRN: 10017655
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 3 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
Number of pupils
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
30 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
PD - Physical Disability and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
John Peter Oliver Sprinz Appointed by GB/board 31 August 2016 31 August 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Sadia Mahmud-Marshall Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2017 17 July 2025
Mustapher Botchway Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 6 April 2025
Andrea Zisman Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 9 December 2024
Karen Rodrigues-Ayers Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 9 December 2024
Maria-Helena Fernandes Schultz Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2016 7 December 2024
Colin Reader Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2016 6 December 2024
Matthew Granados Elected by school staff 7 October 2021 7 October 2024
Vijita Patel Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 1 September 2024
Robert Cassen Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 1 October 2023
Tina Murray Appointed by GB/board 3 April 2019 3 April 2023
Brian Butterworth Appointed by GB/board 11 February 2019 12 February 2023
Jonathan Adam Hilliard Appointed by GB/board 11 February 2019 12 February 2023
Edward Pitcher Elected by school staff 16 October 2018 16 October 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Steven Christopher Thompson Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2016 20 October 2021
Roseanna Gooder Governor Elected by school staff 6 December 2016 21 July 2021
John Ashley Coombe-Tennant Governor Elected by parents 6 December 2016 6 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Swiss Cottage
Parliamentary constituency
Hampstead and Kilburn
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Camden 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Camden 017C
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Free school meals

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