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
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Trust:
Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT)
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 119044, DfE number: 886/7043
UKPRN: 10015914
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Website:
http://www.thebeacon.kent.sch.uk Opens in new window
Telephone:
01303847555
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 February 2019)
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Data from other services:
Religious character:
Does not apply
Diocese:
Not applicable
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
354
Number of pupils:
372
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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
37.4%
Date last changed / confirmed:
11/07/2019
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
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Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Julie Nixon Elected by parents 08/03/2018 07/03/2022

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Bethan Rivett Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
Greg Nicholls Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2017 09/07/2021
Jim Winter Appointed by GB/board 10/07/2017 09/07/2021
Nick Brooks Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2017 05/03/2021
Lisa Neve Appointed by GB/board 14/11/2016 13/11/2020
Colin Wimsett Appointed by GB/board 03/11/2016 02/11/2020

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kate Yeoman Governor Appointed by GB/board 28/09/2015 27/09/2019
Craig Rankin Governor Elected by school staff 22/09/2015 21/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
District:
Shepway
Ward:
Broadmead
Parliamentary Constituency:
Folkestone and Hythe
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA 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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