Establishment Thomas Ashton School

URN: 106278

Community special school

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Bennett Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 4SS
Local authority
Tameside (357)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Michael Doyle
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 106278, DfE number: 357/7002
UKPRN: 10015146
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 21 November 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
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
10 June 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Maureen Wallis Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 10 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Denise Hayward Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 10 March 2023
Dominique Kenneally Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 10 March 2023
Janet Neild Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 10 March 2023
Pauline Atkinson Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 10 March 2023
Kim McDonough Elected by school staff 6 June 2018 5 June 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Debra Staniforth Governor Elected by parents 3 April 2017 2 April 2021
Amanda Cornwall Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2019 31 December 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Hyde Newton
Parliamentary constituency
Stalybridge and Hyde
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tameside 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tameside 020F

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