Establishment Lexden Primary School with Unit for Hearing Impaired Pupils

URN: 114707

Community school

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Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9AS
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Alex Candler
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 114707, DfE number: 881/2006
UKPRN: 10077251
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 February 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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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
22 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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
Michael Puttick Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2019 11 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Poole Appointed by GB/board 29 June 2021 29 June 2025
Joanne Arnold Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23 June 2021 22 June 2025
Yamuna Nair Appointed by GB/board 23 June 2021 22 June 2025
Dominic Green Appointed by GB/board 19 October 2020 18 October 2024
Helen Hudson Appointed by GB/board 7 October 2020 6 October 2024
Lindsey Patterson Elected by school staff 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Marie Morris Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2019 10 July 2023
Matt Simpkins Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2019 10 July 2023
Janet Ortega Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 5 December 2018 4 December 2022
Emily Gilbertson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 6 November 2018 5 November 2022
Alex Candler Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Gregory Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 January 2018 23 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
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)
Colchester 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 009B
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Free school meals

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