Establishment Abbey Hill School and College

URN: 124500

Foundation special school

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Box Lane, Meir, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 5PP
Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Ricky Porter
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 124500, DfE number: 861/7007
UKPRN: 10014926
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 15 May 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
19 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Gwen Hassall Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 September 2019 14 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Clare Cragg Elected by school staff 28 April 2021 27 April 2025
Karen Rhead Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 23 September 2024
Kevin Fox Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2016 5 July 2024
Jennifer Roberts Elected by parents 15 January 2020 14 January 2024
Carmaine Whitehouse Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21 November 2019 21 November 2023
Anne Harvey Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 July 2015 14 July 2023
Stacey Oakley Appointed by GB/board 5 March 2019 4 March 2023
Jennifer Hendry Elected by parents 21 November 2018 20 November 2022
Melanie Osborne Elected by parents 4 July 2018 3 July 2022
Ricky Porter Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Amanda Fleming Governor Elected by school staff 26 November 2018 18 March 2021
Deborah Barta Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2017 5 March 2021
Kevin Fox Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2016 6 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Broadway and Longton East
Parliamentary constituency
Stoke-on-Trent South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 028
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 028A

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Free school meals

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