Establishment Ellen Tinkham School

URN: 113633

Foundation special school

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Hollow Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3RW
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Nikki Burroughs
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 113633, DfE number: 878/7002
UKPRN: 10015445
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 11 March 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
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
23 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple 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
Steve Cleverly Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2020 17 May 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Nicola Reynolds Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2021 23 March 2025
Steven Finnemore Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 8 December 2024
Anthony Johnson Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2018 16 October 2022
Susanna Aves Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17 October 2018 16 October 2022
Deborah Norman-Pawley Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2018 31 May 2022
Kay Rosier Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2018 31 May 2022
Rick Gaehl Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 March 2018 5 March 2022
Nikki Burroughs Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jacqui Warne Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 2 June 2014 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Exeter 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Exeter 003D
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