Establishment Penn Fields School

URN: 104412

Community special school

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Boundary Way, Penn, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4 4NT
Local authority
Wolverhampton (336)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Laura Thackaberry
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 104412, DfE number: 336/7004
UKPRN: 10018078
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 28 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
2 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Vivienne Bunce Appointed by GB/board 11 September 2019 10 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Laura Edwards Elected by school staff 13 July 2021 12 July 2025
Rebecca Gregory Appointed by GB/board 12 May 2021 11 May 2025
Adrian Peberdy Appointed by GB/board 11 September 2019 11 September 2023
Isobel Woods Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11 September 2019 10 September 2023
Bobbie-Jo Kent Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Laura Marie Thackaberry Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 29 April 2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Allen Roberts Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2017 31 October 2020
Tracey George Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14 February 2019 1 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Merry Hill
Parliamentary constituency
Wolverhampton South West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wolverhampton 028
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wolverhampton 028C
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Free school meals

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