Establishment Penkford School

URN: 104843

Community special school

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Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 9XZ
Local authority:
St. Helens (342)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr David Francis
Age range: Help with age range field
8 to 16
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 104843, DfE number: 342/7005
UKPRN: 10017821
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 26 February 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Type of SEN provision:
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Margaret Neale Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2018 08/12/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Peter Smith Appointed by GB/board 31/07/2018 30/07/2022
Joanne Duffy Appointed by GB/board 30/10/2017 30/10/2021
Gerard Farley Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2016 06/12/2020
Leah Beirne Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2016 06/12/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrea Houlston Governor Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2019 17/09/2020
Angela Lawrenson Governor Elected by parents 18/09/2019 17/09/2020
Ann Robinson Governor Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2019 17/09/2020
Ken Cleary Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 18/09/2019 17/09/2020
Phillip Round Governor Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2019 17/09/2020
David Francis Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2020 31/08/2020
Duncan Morrison Governor Appointed by GB/board 31/07/2018 30/07/2020
Julie Johnson Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2012 31/12/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
St. Helens
Parliamentary constituency:
St Helens North
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
St. Helens 013
Lower super output area (LSOA):
St. Helens 013C

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