Establishment Merit Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit

URN: 134159

Pupil referral unit

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Willeton Street, Bucknall, Willeton Street, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 9JA
Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Headteacher / Principal
Co Headteacher Sarah Whiteley and Steven Winrow
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Pupil referral unit
Further education type
Not applicable
Gender of entry
URN: 134159, DfE number: 861/1111
UKPRN: 10016835
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 December 2019)
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Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 2003
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Date last changed / confirmed
3 November 2021
Teenage mothers
Does not provide 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
Not applicable
Number of places
Full time provision
PRU offers full time provision
Pupils educated by other providers
Does not offer tuition by another provider
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Chris Bird Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2020 8 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Whiteley Elected by school staff 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Steven Winrow Elected by school staff 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Daniel Flynn Appointed by LA 7 October 2020 6 October 2024
Paul Roberts Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Diane Drew Appointed by GB/board 20 June 2019 19 June 2023
Dawn Keates Elected by school staff 21 March 2019 20 March 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Melinda James Governor Elected by school staff 1 March 2019 31 August 2021
Chris Marshall Governor Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2020 10 May 2021
Cris Cohen Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 May 2020 9 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Eaton Park
Parliamentary constituency
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Stoke-on-Trent 014B
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