Establishment Winchelsea School

URN: 113955

Community special school

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Guernsey Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4LL
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Geoff Cherrill
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 113955, DfE number: 839/7005
UKPRN: 10015851
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 2 October 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 November 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, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe 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
Fritz Penn-Barwell Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2017 12 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Rachel Lambert Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2021 19 October 2025
Beverley Taylor Elected by school staff 19 October 2021 18 October 2025
Rohina Mistry Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 8 December 2020 7 December 2024
Steve Coates Appointed by GB/board 17 November 2020 16 November 2024
Gary Campbell-Dykes Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Sue Fallon Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Sally Apps Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Geoff Cherrill Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca Belaidi Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 9 December 2019 1 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Alderney & Bourne Valley
Parliamentary constituency
Bournemouth West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Poole 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Poole 007A
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