Establishment Lexden Springs School

URN: 115475

Community special school

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Winstree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0PZ
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Simon Wall
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 115475, DfE number: 881/7069
UKPRN: 10016311
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 December 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Boarding school
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
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
Resourced provision number on roll
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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
Shirley Croft Appointed by GB/board 23 July 2019 15 January 2022


Name Appointed by From To
John Norton Appointed by GB/board 4 April 2019 4 April 2022
Vicki Stevens Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 22 March 2018 21 March 2022
Marie Saunders Elected by school staff 20 January 2014 21 January 2022
Rachel Burrage Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2017 6 December 2021
Simon Wall Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Burrows Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 July 2019 22 May 2021
Lynn Lennard-Jones Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 March 2017 22 March 2021
Sharon Slade Governor Elected by parents 16 January 2013 18 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Colchester 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 012C
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