Establishment Palmerston School

URN: 104748

Community special school

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Minehead Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 6AU
Local authority
Liverpool (341)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Alison Wheeler
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 104748, DfE number: 341/7051
UKPRN: 10016906
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 11 December 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
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
5 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Andrea Penketh Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2016 30 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Stockwell Appointed by GB/board 31 October 2016 30 October 2024
Karen Nicholson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Joanne Francis Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 July 2020 30 June 2024
AIlish Hood Elected by school staff 3 July 2019 3 July 2023
Tommy Farrell Appointed by GB/board 27 June 2019 27 June 2023
Kirsty Humphries Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18 December 2018 18 December 2022
Alison Wheeler Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison Houghton Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14 December 2014 31 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Mossley Hill
Parliamentary constituency
Liverpool, Riverside
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Liverpool 056
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Liverpool 056A
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