Establishment Dee Banks School

URN: 111494

Community special school

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Dee Banks, Sandy Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5UX
Local authority
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Judith McGuinness
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 111494, DfE number: 896/7000
UKPRN: 10015293
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 November 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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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
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
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

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Name Appointed by From To
Adam Greenhead Elected by parents 15 June 2021 14 June 2025
Charlotte Jobse Elected by parents 14 June 2017 14 June 2025
Julie Henderson Elected by parents 14 June 2017 14 June 2025
Kevin Mitchell Elected by parents 15 June 2021 14 June 2025
Janet O'Sullivan Elected by school staff 1 September 2017 7 February 2025
Rob Pullen Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2021 7 February 2025
Ann White Appointed by GB/board 21 July 2020 20 July 2024
Alexandra Van Der Zwan Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17 January 2018 16 January 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Helen Avraam Chair of governors Elected by parents 25 July 2019 15 June 2021
Andrew Butters Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 31 March 2021
Sarah Steen Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 October 2019 3 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Great Boughton
Parliamentary constituency
City of Chester
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 041
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 041B
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