Establishment Briarwood School

URN: 109410

Community special school

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Briar Way, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 4EA
Local authority
Bristol, City of (801)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Nicolle Deighton
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 109410, DfE number: 801/7042
UKPRN: 10015045
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 15 June 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
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
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Deborah Smith Appointed by GB/board 14 February 2018 13 February 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Sam Cooper Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 8 December 2024
Stephanie Holden Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2020 20 October 2024
Olivia Cave Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Stephen O'Callaghan Elected by parents 1 October 2020 30 September 2024
Lynne Hawkins Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2020 21 March 2024
Helen Rowley Appointed by GB/board 17 December 2019 16 December 2023
Iain Mossman Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2018 17 December 2022
Jayne Turrell Appointed by GB/board 14 February 2018 3 February 2022
Emma Squire Appointed by GB/board 27 November 2017 26 November 2021
Nicolle Deighton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nina Gerrard Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2017 22 May 2021
Hannah Podd Governor Appointed by LA 20 March 2018 8 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Bristol, City of
Parliamentary constituency
Bristol East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bristol 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bristol 018D
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