Establishment Elms School

URN: 119046

Foundation special school

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Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Tom Neave
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 119046, DfE number: 886/7045
UKPRN: 10016532
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 19 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
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
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate 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
Asif Hussain Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 December 2020 15 December 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Ann-Marie Thompson Elected by school staff 23 October 2020 22 October 2024
Alexa Kelly Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 April 2020 21 April 2024
Melissa Carter Appointed by LA 22 April 2020 21 April 2024
Alexander Kadinopoulos Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2021 9 February 2024
Christine Allen Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 October 2019 15 October 2023
Jacalyn Wood Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2020 9 February 2023
Sean Mohan Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2017 21 November 2021
Thomas Neave Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Juli Timoney Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 31 August 2021
Peter Rowland Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2018 31 August 2021
Talina Wells Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 7 December 2020
Alex Hadley Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 October 2016 3 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Maxton & Elms Vale
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)
Dover 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Dover 014B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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