Establishment Chesnut Lodge Special School

URN: 111514

Community special school

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Green Lane, Ditton, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7HF
Local authority
Halton (876)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Heather Austin
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 111514, DfE number: 876/7200
UKPRN: 10015439
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 July 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
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 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
PD - Physical Disability 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

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Micheal Cunliffe Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2019 26 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Frederick Hulse Appointed by GB/board 18 November 2019 19 November 2023
Karina Victoria Timson Elected by parents 16 November 2015 15 November 2023
Hazel Landon Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2015 5 May 2023
Amy Birtles Elected by parents 31 March 2019 1 April 2023
Barry Quinn Elected by parents 31 March 2019 1 April 2023
Janet Bird Elected by school staff 6 October 2018 7 October 2022
Eleanor King Appointed by GB/board 8 October 2017 9 October 2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Liz Hindley Governor Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2015 29 April 2020
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
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Halton 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Halton 006B

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