Establishment Marland School

URN: 131552

Foundation special school

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Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8QQ
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Keith Bennett
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 131552, DfE number: 878/7088
UKPRN: 10017807
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 November 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Boarding school
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 1998
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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
Faith Butler Appointed by GB/board 16 June 2019 15 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Kathy Martin Elected by parents 24 April 2021 23 April 2025
Edgar John Ley Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 November 2020 18 November 2024
Philip Spencer Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2020 26 September 2024
Tim Schlapfer Elected by parents 14 January 2020 13 January 2024
Lloyd Fursdon Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2019 8 July 2023
Andy Boyd Appointed by GB/board 23 April 2018 22 April 2022
Keith Bennett Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 19 April 2004 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Charlayne Howard Governor Elected by school staff 27 November 2017 26 November 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Shebbear & Langtree
Parliamentary constituency
Torridge and West Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Torridge 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torridge 007A
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