Establishment Hillside Specialist School and College

URN: 131479

Community special school

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Ribchester Road, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB
Local authority:
Lancashire (888)
Mr Paul Leaper
Age range: Help with this field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 131479, DfE number: 888/7109
UKPRN: 10017835
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 08 February 2018)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not recorded
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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
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Rachel Younger Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2017 12/07/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Nicholas Grigsby Appointed by LA 04/12/2018 03/12/2022
Lyn Preston Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2018 30/04/2022
Peter Bradbury Appointed by GB/board 17/04/2018 16/04/2022
Alison Pettitt Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 19/02/2018 19/02/2022
Lesley Rawstron Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 08/03/2017 09/03/2021
Sharon Taylor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 08/03/2017 08/03/2021
Paul Leaper Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2006 31/08/2020
Anthony Guthrie Elected by parents 12/02/2016 11/02/2020
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Ribble Valley
Alston and Hothersall
Parliamentary Constituency:
Ribble Valley
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Ribble Valley 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Ribble Valley 006B

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