Establishment The Beacon Folkestone

URN: 119044

Foundation special school

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Address
Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DN
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Neil Birch
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 119044, DfE number: 886/7043
UKPRN: 10015914
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01303847555
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 February 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
360
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
41.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
22 January 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, 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
Julie Nixon Elected by parents 8 March 2018 7 March 2022

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Tiffany Elliott Appointed by LA 5 August 2020 27 September 2024
Alison Yound Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Kate Yeoman Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2019 27 September 2023
Ali Erskin Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2018 8 July 2022
Tim Hull Appointed by GB/board 17 March 2018 16 March 2022
Nicola Webster-Hart Elected by parents 8 March 2018 7 March 2022
Bethan Rivett Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2017 24 September 2021
Neil Birch Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 October 2008 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
District
Folkestone and Hythe
Ward
Broadmead
Parliamentary constituency
Folkestone and Hythe
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000016
Easting
622300
Northing
137128
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Shepway 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Shepway 006F

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