Establishment Mill Water School

URN: 113635

Foundation special school

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Bicton, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BJ
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Sarah Pickering
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 113635, DfE number: 878/7006
UKPRN: 10018114
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 26 April 2017)
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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
23 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Charlton Appointed by foundation/Trust 27 March 2019 26 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Newton Elected by school staff 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Cherie Anne White Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Penelope Ann Duffelen Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Debbie Knowles Elected by parents 17 July 2019 16 July 2023
Julie Cornwell Appointed by GB/board 10 July 2019 9 July 2023
Maggie Carter Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 26 September 2019 9 July 2023
Andrew Gardner Appointed by foundation/Trust 26 September 2018 25 September 2022
Jason Scholey Elected by parents 18 September 2018 17 September 2022
Sarah Pickering Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Susan Rebecca Williams Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020 3 September 2021
Andrew Canning OBE Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 October 2017 31 August 2021
Kayleigh Price Governor Elected by school staff 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
East Devon
Budleigh & Raleigh
Parliamentary constituency
East Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Devon 013
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Devon 013B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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