Establishment Winchelsea School

URN: 113955

Community special school

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Guernsey Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4LL
Local authority:
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (839)
Mr Geoff Cherrill
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113955, DfE number: 839/7005
UKPRN: 10015851
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 02 October 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
SEN unit
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Fritz Penn-Barwell Appointed by GB/board 13/12/2017 12/12/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Claire Harvey Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Gary Campbell-Dykes Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Rebecca Belaidi Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Sue Fallon Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Sally Apps Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Beverley Taylor Elected by school staff 18/10/2017 17/10/2021
Geoff Cherrill Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sean Gabriel Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Dawn Cook Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2019 26/02/2020
Jane Burrows Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18/10/2017 26/02/2020
Dawn Sharon Cook Governor Elected by parents 05/11/2015 04/11/2019
Gary Lee Campbell-Dykes Governor Elected by parents 05/11/2015 04/11/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Alderney & Bourne Valley
Parliamentary Constituency:
Bournemouth West
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Poole 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Poole 007A

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