Establishment The Grove Special School

URN: 122385

Community special school

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Grove Gardens, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2EN
Local authority
Northumberland (929)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Penelope Derries
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 122385, DfE number: 929/7012
UKPRN: 10017205
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 4 December 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
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
4 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Robert George Curry Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jane McLean Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2020 2 December 2024
Laurence Pearson Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2020 31 October 2024
Christine Serle Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
George Murray Appointed by GB/board 16 January 2020 15 January 2024
Lee Waugh Appointed by GB/board 5 November 2015 4 November 2023
Lorna Isabel Stevenson Appointed by GB/board 17 September 2015 16 September 2023
David Hogg Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
Glynis Gower Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2013 31 August 2023
Penelope Jane Derries Appointed by LA 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
Steven Scott Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2017 6 December 2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jacqueline Simpson Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 15 October 2016 14 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Berwick West with Ord
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Northumberland 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Northumberland 001C

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