Establishment Merefield School

URN: 104979

Community special school

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Westminster Drive, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2QZ
Local authority:
Sefton (343)
Peter Chadwick
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 104979, DfE number: 343/7006
UKPRN: 10016480
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 05 June 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Brenda Porter Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Denise Clarke Appointed by LA 02/04/2019 02/04/2023
Sophie Lavender Elected by parents 02/04/2019 02/04/2023
Jim Reed Appointed by GB/board 16/04/2018 16/04/2022
Geraint Davies Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2018 01/01/2022
Elaine Brennan Appointed by GB/board 27/09/2017 27/09/2021
Eric Agar Appointed by GB/board 11/09/2017 10/09/2021
Peter Lyth Appointed by GB/board 04/06/2016 04/07/2020
Susan Clare Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Karen Roberts Governor Elected by parents 07/12/2015 07/12/2019
Steven McNorton Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2015 06/12/2019
Helen Gillies Governor Elected by school staff 27/10/2015 26/10/2019
Darren Holloran Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/06/2015 23/06/2019
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sefton 012
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sefton 012B

Age range

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School capacity

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Free School Meals

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