Establishment Simms Cross Primary School

URN: 111228

Community school

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This establishment closed on 30 November 2020. View details of linked establishments

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Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7QS
Local authority
Halton (876)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Nicola Kearney
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 111228, DfE number: 876/2711
UKPRN: 10068857
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Special Measures (Last inspection: 8 November 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
30 November 2020
Reason establishment closed
For Academy
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
30 November 2020
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Anne Forsyth Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2019 29 November 2020
Carine Whitfield Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2020 29 November 2020
Chris Forrest Governor Appointed by GB/board 4 September 2019 29 November 2020
Craig Gaudion Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2020 29 November 2020
Jill Chesworth Governor Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2017 29 November 2020
Joanne Farrimond Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2019 29 November 2020
Kim Forshaw Governor Elected by parents 2 February 2020 29 November 2020
Patricia Kent Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2020 29 November 2020
Rebecca Smith Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 29 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Halton 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Halton 005C
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Free school meals

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