Establishment Palmerston School

URN: 104748

Community special school

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Minehead Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 6AU
Local authority:
Liverpool (341)
Mrs Alison Wheeler
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11 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
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URN: 104748, DfE number: 341/7051
UKPRN: 10016906
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 11 December 2019)
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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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Not recorded
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Carol Chapman Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18/07/2018 17/07/2022


Name Appointed by From To
AIlish Hood Elected by school staff 03/07/2019 03/07/2023
Tommy Farrell Appointed by GB/board 27/06/2019 27/06/2023
Kirsty Humphries Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 06/06/2019 05/06/2023
Alison Houghton Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14/12/2014 12/12/2022
Andrea Penketh Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2016 30/10/2020
Matthew Stockwell Appointed by GB/board 31/10/2016 30/10/2020
Alison Wheeler Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Nicholson Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/07/2016 30/06/2020
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Mossley Hill
Parliamentary Constituency:
Liverpool, Riverside
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Liverpool 056
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Liverpool 056A

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