Establishment Old Hall School

URN: 104274

Community special school

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Bentley Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 7LU
Local authority
Walsall (335)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Matthew Ball
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 104274, DfE number: 335/7007
UKPRN: 10016817
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 17 May 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
2 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLD - Severe 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
Lesley Foster Appointed by GB/board 28 March 2018 27 March 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Emma Thornberry Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2021 30 March 2025
ELAINE NOELLE MAHER Appointed by GB/board 29 March 2017 24 March 2025
Maria (Ria) Crowley Appointed by GB/board 2 March 2021 1 March 2025
Maria Kidd Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2020 5 July 2024
Kamalijit Daniel Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 10 December 2023
Rachael Dee Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 10 December 2023
JANE ANDERSON Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2018 31 March 2023
JAY BARR Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2018 31 March 2023
Bal Bassi Appointed by GB/board 27 April 2018 27 April 2022
ANGIE HOWELLS Elected by school staff 28 March 2018 27 March 2022
Anthony William Lee Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2017 27 March 2022
Rahaya Khatun Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Matthew Ball Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2019 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Short Heath
Parliamentary constituency
Walsall North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Walsall 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Walsall 019A

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