Establishment The Parkside School, Norwich

URN: 121262

Foundation special school

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College Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3JA
Local authority
Norfolk (926)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Carolyn Ellis-Gage
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 121262, DfE number: 926/7014
UKPRN: 10016168
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 23 January 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
6 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, 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
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Stephen Hobbs Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2017 4 July 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Timothy Allison Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 10 December 2023
Jenny Laycock Elected by parents 4 November 2019 3 November 2023
Paul Stanley Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 16 October 2019 15 October 2023
Elaine Shields Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
Christopher Rees Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 June 2018 31 May 2022
Linda Applegate Elected by school staff 22 May 2018 21 May 2022
Catherine Waddams Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 4 February 2018 3 February 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Norwich South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Norwich 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Norwich 009B
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