Establishment Dorin Park School & Specialist SEN College

URN: 111511

Community special school

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Wealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HD
Local authority
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Lucy Lee
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 111511, DfE number: 896/7118
UKPRN: 10015381
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 25 September 2018)
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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
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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
25 August 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, 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
Amanda Hartley Elected by parents 27 September 2019 20 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ursula Middleton Elected by school staff 20 May 2021 19 May 2025
Martin Roberts Elected by parents 20 November 2020 19 November 2024
Tom Rees Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Will Steel Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
John Lacey Appointed by GB/board 17 October 2019 16 October 2023
Robert Robertson Appointed by LA 29 July 2019 28 July 2023
Bnar Spencer Appointed by GB/board 26 February 2018 25 February 2022
Lucy Lee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Elizabeth Rowlinson Governor Elected by school staff 18 April 2017 17 April 2021
Jane Mills Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 31 December 2020
Maria Harries Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Parliamentary constituency
City of Chester
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 027
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 027D
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