Establishment Forest Park School

URN: 135823

Community special school

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Ringwood Road, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 8DZ
Local authority
Hampshire (850)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Robert Hatherley
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 135823, DfE number: 850/7041
UKPRN: 10028002
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 December 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2009
Reason establishment opened
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
22 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Terry Smith Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2016 6 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
John Lay-Flurrie Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2020 20 October 2024
Alan Keith Goodey Appointed by GB/board 31 August 2016 6 July 2024
Sue Thomas Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Robert James Hatherley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Helen Mary Piela Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2019 26 March 2023
Paul Shields Elected by parents 31 October 2018 20 October 2022
Timothy Andrew Buxton Elected by parents 17 October 2018 16 October 2022
Kim Maria Shakespeare Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Paul Nelson Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Lisa Drake Elected by parents 18 October 2017 17 October 2021
Sue Ponsford Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2017 17 October 2021
Luke Dean Strain Elected by school staff 16 July 2017 15 July 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Joanne Baddams Governor Appointed by GB/board 27 November 2018 31 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
New Forest
Totton Central
Parliamentary constituency
New Forest East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
New Forest 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
New Forest 005B

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