Establishment Bettridge School

URN: 115821

Community special school

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Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3AT
Local authority
Gloucestershire (916)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jo Bleasdale
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 115821, DfE number: 916/7015
UKPRN: 10015013
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Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 2 February 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
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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
20 September 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, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Rebecca Martin Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2019 5 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Cathy Shilling Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2021 6 July 2025
Andrew Swan Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2020 15 July 2024
Philip Knight Elected by school staff 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Wendy Yeates Appointed by GB/board 2 October 2019 1 October 2023
Sarah Provan Appointed by GB/board 10 August 2019 9 August 2023
Jeannette Lawrence Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2019 5 March 2023
Simon Ackroyd Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2019 5 March 2023
Sonia Dawn Carey Elected by parents 26 September 2018 25 September 2022
Tina Clark Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2018 25 September 2022
Sioban Brickell-Williams Elected by parents 1 October 2017 30 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sue O'Gorman Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2019 7 July 2021
Vicky O'Rourke Governor Elected by parents 7 June 2021 30 June 2021
Gail Cook Governor Elected by parents 17 April 2018 5 May 2021
Andrew William Chard Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 January 2017 10 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Warden Hill
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)
Cheltenham 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheltenham 011E
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