Establishment The Dales School

URN: 121771

Community special school

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Morton-on-Swale, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9QW
Local authority
North Yorkshire (815)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Ann-Marie Ellis
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 121771, DfE number: 815/7015
UKPRN: 10016957
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 3 April 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
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
12 May 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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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Jennifer Hinde Elected by parents 4 July 2019 3 March 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Elaine Harrison Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 October 2020 7 October 2024
Paula Marshall Appointed by GB/board 5 February 2020 5 February 2024
Sue Thurman Appointed by GB/board 5 February 2020 5 February 2024
Yvette Simcoe Appointed by GB/board 5 February 2020 5 February 2024
Carly Stokes Elected by parents 5 December 2018 4 December 2022
Andrew Rickard Appointed by GB/board 26 October 2018 26 October 2022
Ann-Marie Ellis Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency
Richmond (Yorks)
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Hambleton 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Hambleton 005B

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