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:
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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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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
17 November 2020
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 August 2016 31 August 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Maria-Helena Fernandes Schultz Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2016 07 December 2024
Steven Christopher Thompson Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2016 06 December 2024
Robert Cassen Appointed by GB/board 01 October 2019 01 October 2023
Tina Murray Appointed by GB/board 03 April 2019 03 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
Roseanna Gooder Elected by school staff 06 December 2016 06 December 2022
Edward Pitcher Elected by school staff 16 October 2018 16 October 2022
Vijita Patel Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2016 01 September 2021
Sadia Mahmud-Marshall Appointed by GB/board 17 May 2017 17 July 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Colin Reader Governor Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2016 06 December 2020
John Ashley Coombe-Tennant Governor Elected by parents 06 December 2016 06 December 2020
Dahlia Dajani Governor Appointed by GB/board 09 October 2016 09 October 2020
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:
Census ward:
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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