Establishment Castle School

URN: 104269

Community special school

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Address
Odell Road, Leamore, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 2ED
Local authority
Walsall (335)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Christine Fraser
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 104269, DfE number: 335/7002
UKPRN: 10015226
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01922710129
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 30 January 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
187
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
55.3%
Date last changed / confirmed
30 June 2022
Type of SEN provision
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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
Suzanne Murray Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21 September 2021 20 September 2025

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Michael Simmonds Elected by parents 20 May 2022 19 May 2026
Elton Watson Appointed by GB/board 19 May 2022 17 May 2026
Hannah Shepherd Elected by school staff 25 November 2021 24 November 2025
Rebecca Wylde Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2021 24 November 2025
Aimee Shaylor Elected by parents 23 September 2021 22 September 2025
Joy Smith Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2021 21 September 2025
Richard Foster Elected by parents 21 November 2019 20 November 2023
Christine Fraser Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 7 April 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Trevor Jenkins Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2018 17 May 2022
Cheryl Walters Governor Elected by school staff 28 January 2018 25 November 2021
Peppatua Ngwa Governor Elected by parents 23 September 2021 25 November 2021
Gary Edwards Governor Elected by parents 22 September 2017 23 November 2021
Suzanne Murray Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21 September 2017 21 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
District
Walsall
Ward
Birchills Leamore
Parliamentary constituency
Walsall North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E08000030
Easting
399955
Northing
301053
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Walsall 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Walsall 017D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

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