Establishment Ancora House School

URN: 134766

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Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ
Local authority:
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Mrs Sian Thomas
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Pupil referral unit
Further education type:
Not applicable
Gender of entry:
URN: 134766, DfE number: 896/1103
UKPRN: 10016938
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 10 November 2015)
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
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
Andrew Cotgrove Appointed by GB/board 19/06/2019 27/03/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Hall Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11/12/2018 11/12/2022
Helen Nowakowska Appointed by LA 11/12/2018 11/12/2022
Andy Cotgrove Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2018 27/03/2022
Jennifer Jones Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2018 27/03/2022
Andy Styring Foundation/sponsor members 21/03/2017 20/03/2021
Lisa Whitehouse Elected by parents 20/03/2019 18/03/2021
Sheila Kennedy Elected by school staff 06/07/2016 05/07/2020
Anjan Mandara Appointed by GB/board 24/02/2016 23/02/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Murray Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 20/02/2016 19/06/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Parliamentary Constituency:
City of Chester
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 028
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Cheshire West and Chester 028F

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