Establishment Fairfields School

URN: 122160

Community special school

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Trinity Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JN
Local authority:
Northamptonshire (928)
Mrs Lesley Elder
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 122160, DfE number: 928/7014
UKPRN: 10042491
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 June 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
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Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Mary Doveston Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 06/02/2017 05/02/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Pippa Beckford Appointed by GB/board 22/06/2020 22/06/2024
Helen Broomes Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 21/10/2019 20/10/2023
Scott Kelly Appointed by GB/board 18/10/2019 17/10/2023
Beverly Wright Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2018 15/07/2022
Joy Scott Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2018 15/01/2022
Nicola Wood Elected by school staff 16/01/2018 15/01/2022
Robert Payne Elected by parents 08/05/2017 07/05/2021
Lesley Elder Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 04/04/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Lewis Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 27/04/2015 03/04/2020
Esther Bushell Governor Appointed by GB/board 30/06/2019 31/01/2020
Scott Kelly Governor Appointed by GB/board 19/10/2015 18/10/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
Northampton North
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Northampton 015
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Northampton 015B

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