Establishment Bishopswood School

URN: 123345

Community special school

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Grove Road, Reading, RG4 9RH
Local authority:
Oxfordshire (931)
Mrs Janet Kellett
Age range: Help with this field
2 to 16
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 123345, DfE number: 931/7030
UKPRN: 10014849
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 16 November 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Duncan Verry Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2015 16/10/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Fiona Lloyd Appointed by GB/board 18/04/2018 18/04/2022
Rachel Helliwell Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 26/03/2018 26/03/2022
Kenna Worthington Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2017 06/11/2021
John Hepwood Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 24/10/2017 24/10/2021
Sharon Hickles Elected by school staff 06/11/2016 06/11/2020
Laura Reineke Appointed by GB/board 19/10/2016 19/10/2020
Duncan Verry Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2015 16/10/2019

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Russell Eames Governor Elected by parents 01/09/2016 23/07/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
South East
South Oxfordshire
Sonning Common
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
South Oxfordshire 020
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
South Oxfordshire 020C

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