Establishment West Sussex Alternative Provision College

URN: 131182

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Cuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE
Local authority:
West Sussex (938)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Doug Thomas
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Pupil referral unit
Further education type:
Not applicable
Gender of entry:
URN: 131182, DfE number: 938/1110
UKPRN: 10016924
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 13 March 2018)
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Number of pupils:
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
3 September 2013
New Provision
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
19 January 2021
Teenage mothers:
Provides places for Teen Mothers
Teenage mothers places:
Childcare facilities provision:
Does not have child care facilities
SEN facilities:
PRU Does have Provision for SEN
Pupils with EBD:
PRU Does have EBD provision
Number of places:
Full time provision :
PRU offers full time provision
Pupils educated by other providers:
PRU does offer tuition by another provider

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Bob Smytherman Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29 July 2020 28 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Bridie Garnham Appointed by GB/board 23 February 2021 22 February 2025
Jodie Janes Appointed by GB/board 23 February 2021 22 February 2025
Karla Salvage Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2020 7 December 2024
Tess Eastwood Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2020 7 December 2024
Lawrence Caughlin Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Fi Young Appointed by GB/board 3 July 2019 2 July 2023
Caroline Matthews Elected by school staff 7 January 2019 6 January 2023
Liz Warne Appointed by GB/board 21 November 2018 20 November 2022
Richard Anderson Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2018 18 March 2022
Doug Thomas Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 30 April 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lucy Ivankovic Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2018 7 December 2020
Tim Yates Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2018 7 December 2020
Shaun Jarvis Governor Elected by school staff 12 January 2018 20 August 2020
Nick Dowling Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 29 June 2019 29 July 2020
Bob Smytherman Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 9 August 2017 28 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Mid Sussex
Parliamentary constituency:
Mid Sussex
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Mid Sussex 011
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Mid Sussex 011B

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