Establishment Oaklands School

URN: 111504

Community special school

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Montgomery Way, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1NU
Local authority
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Neil Oxley
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 111504, DfE number: 896/7108
UKPRN: 10016778
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 July 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
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
9 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate 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

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Simon Dyson Appointed by GB/board 10 June 2019 6 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Simon Davies Elected by parents 22 October 2020 21 October 2024
Mick Barlow Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2020 11 March 2024
Rebekah Histon Elected by school staff 16 October 2019 15 October 2023
Lynn Noden Appointed by GB/board 7 November 2019 6 October 2023
Simon Raeburn Appointed by GB/board 7 November 2019 6 October 2023
Andrew Strachan Appointed by GB/board 12 March 2019 11 March 2023
Ann Downes Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2018 6 March 2022
Louise Ellison Elected by parents 7 March 2018 6 March 2022
Neil Oxley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Claire Edgeley Governor Appointed by LA 19 December 2017 26 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Winsford Over & Verdin
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 040
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 040C
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Free school meals

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