Establishment Castle School

URN: 104269

Community special school

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Odell Road, Leamore, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 2ED
Local authority:
Walsall (335)
Mrs Christine Fraser
Age range: Help with age range field
7 to 18
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 104269, DfE number: 335/7002
UKPRN: 10015226
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 30 January 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
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Not recorded
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
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
Suzanne Murray Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21/09/2017 21/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Gary Edwards Elected by parents 22/09/2017 23/11/2022
Michael Simmonds Elected by parents 20/05/2018 19/05/2022
Elton Watson Appointed by GB/board 18/05/2018 17/05/2022
Trevor Jenkins Appointed by GB/board 18/05/2018 17/05/2022
Cheryl Walters Appointed by GB/board 28/01/2018 27/01/2022
Clifford Griffin Appointed by GB/board 28/01/2018 27/01/2022
Bevereley Lloyd-Brown Elected by school staff 21/09/2017 21/09/2021
Joy Smith Appointed by GB/board 21/09/2017 21/09/2021
Lisa Glover Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/03/2017 08/03/2021
Christine Fraser Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 07/04/2008 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Cheryl Bradley Governor Elected by parents 19/05/2016 18/05/2020
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Birchills Leamore
Parliamentary Constituency:
Walsall North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Walsall 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Walsall 017D

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