Establishment Sir Charles Parsons School

URN: 131987

Foundation special school

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Westbourne Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 4ED
Local authority:
Newcastle upon Tyne (391)
Mrs Karen Hamilton
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
The Newcastle Special Schools Trust
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URN: 131987, DfE number: 391/7035
UKPRN: 10017509
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 23 January 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
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Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ashley Thomas Ferguson Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/11/2011 12/11/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Foster Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/05/2016 19/05/2024
Gordon Fiddes Elected by parents 12/11/2019 11/11/2023
Oliver Smith Elected by parents 12/11/2019 11/11/2023
Andrew Gullon Appointed by GB/board 14/11/2013 15/11/2021
Nigel Coates Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 10/03/2008 12/11/2021
Saman Haq Elected by school staff 06/11/2017 05/11/2021
Maureen Wallhead Elected by parents 21/10/2013 20/10/2021
Ruth Proctor Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2010 31/08/2021
Julia Macleod Elected by parents 15/11/2016 14/11/2020
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Parliamentary Constituency:
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 020
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Newcastle upon Tyne 020A

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