Establishment Hill Park School

URN: 114687

Community special school

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Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2FU
Local authority
Brighton and Hove (846)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Rachel Burstow
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 114687, DfE number: 846/7018
UKPRN: 10015757
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 February 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Zoe Anstey Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2019 8 December 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Wood Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2020 13 December 2024
Rachel Burstow Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 3 September 2014 2 September 2024
Samantha Simson Elected by school staff 2 July 2020 1 July 2024
Robert Hardy Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2020 29 March 2024
Gary Gill Elected by parents 18 March 2020 17 March 2024
Sarah Berliner Appointed by LA 20 December 2019 19 December 2023
Emma Braddick Elected by parents 4 February 2019 3 February 2023
Sarah Chaston Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2018 23 September 2022
Lisa Grufferty Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2017 10 December 2021
Claire Whitworth Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 3 November 2017 3 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sally Howell Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 July 2019 5 July 2021
Amanda Stockford Governor Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2020 23 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Brighton and Hove
South Portslade
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Brighton and Hove 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Brighton and Hove 012D
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