Establishment Meadow Wood School

URN: 117691

Community special school

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Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 4NN
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Ms Merja Paakkonen
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 117691, DfE number: 919/7043
UKPRN: 10077072
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Admissions policy:
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Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Vanessa Robinson Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Barry Hammond Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Marios Iacovides Appointed by LA 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Sapna Olsen Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Dee Johnson Elected by school staff 20/10/2018 19/10/2022
Gemma Biggs Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Jane Rogers Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Laura Bignell Elected by parents 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Merja Paakkonen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Peter Cordery Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Rosemary Cooper Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Bushey St James
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Hertsmere 012
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Hertsmere 012D

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