Establishment Highfurlong School

URN: 119868

Community special school

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Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LS
Local authority:
Blackpool (890)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Neill Oldham
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 119868, DfE number: 890/7020
UKPRN: 10015902
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 September 2018)
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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
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Closed 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
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Type of SEN provision:
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, PD - Physical Disability and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Helen Brough Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Lara Little Elected by parents 31/01/2020 30/01/2024
Nicola Farrrer Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Christine Russell Appointed by GB/board 05/10/2018 04/10/2022
Susan Strother Appointed by GB/board 05/10/2018 04/10/2022
Richard Todd Appointed by GB/board 15/12/2017 14/12/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Katharine Simister Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/10/2016 06/10/2020
Rebecca Ryan Governor Elected by parents 01/07/2016 30/06/2020
Jill Garufi Governor Elected by school staff 16/06/2016 15/06/2020
Neill Oldham Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/06/2016 15/06/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
North West
Parliamentary constituency:
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Blackpool 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Blackpool 004E

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