Establishment Merit Pupil Referral Unit

URN: 134159

Pupil referral unit

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Willeton Street, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 9JA
Local authority:
Stoke-on-Trent (861)
Mrs Melinda James
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 18
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
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 05 December 2019)
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
Date last changed / confirmed:
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 09/07/2020 08/07/2024


Name Appointed by From To
Chris Marshall (Vice Chair) Appointed by GB/board 09/07/2020 08/07/2024
Cris Cohen Appointed by GB/board 07/05/2020 06/05/2024
Yvonne Skucha Appointed by GB/board 07/05/2020 06/05/2024
Paul Roberts Appointed by GB/board 05/12/2019 04/12/2023
Claire Gaygan Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2019 18/09/2023
Diane Drew Appointed by GB/board 20/06/2019 19/06/2023
Dawn Keates Elected by school staff 21/03/2019 20/03/2023
Melinda James Elected by school staff 01/03/2019 28/02/2023

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jennifer Lomas Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 07/05/2020 11/05/2020
Jennifer Lomas Governor Appointed by GB/board 27/04/2020 06/05/2020
Fiona Weston (Interim Co-Chair) Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/01/2020 05/05/2020
Ceri Bedford (Interim Co-Chair) Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 23/01/2020 04/05/2020
Joseph Dundas Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 10/11/2016 19/09/2019
Ceri Bedford Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/06/2018 18/09/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Eaton Park
Parliamentary Constituency:
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 014
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Stoke-on-Trent 014B

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free School Meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.