Establishment Elmwood School

URN: 123938

Foundation special school

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Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AP
Local authority:
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Helen Farnell
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 123938, DfE number: 933/7003
UKPRN: 10015524
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 March 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
04 December 2020
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Purcell Appointed by GB/board 26 March 2015 25 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Katharine Burgess Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2016 13 July 2024
Gill Watton Appointed by GB/board 16 May 2020 15 May 2024
Helen Walker Appointed by GB/board 16 May 2020 15 May 2024
Jayne Forrester Appointed by GB/board 01 April 2016 12 February 2024
Paul Kenward Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Andrew Laurence Appointed by GB/board 09 July 2015 08 July 2023
Suria Aujla Appointed by GB/board 02 May 2019 01 May 2023
Caroline Jane Freestone Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11 January 2018 10 January 2022
Helen Farnell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jo Leek Governor Elected by school staff 01 October 2019 06 March 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Bridgwater Hamp
Parliamentary constituency:
Bridgwater and West Somerset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Sedgemoor 013
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Sedgemoor 013D

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