Establishment Wells Park School

URN: 115450

Community special school

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School Lane, Lambourne Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6NN
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Matthew Surman
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 115450, DfE number: 881/7022
UKPRN: 10078281
Establishment status
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 22 November 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 December 2021
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sally Ann Elliott Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2019 23 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Surman Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2021 31 December 2025
Joanne Alexander-Sefre Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2020 20 September 2024
Gemma Woodall Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2020 10 July 2024
Chloe Baghurst Elected by school staff 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Paul Johnson Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jason Cornish Governor Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2020 31 August 2021
Caroline Mitchell Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 9 July 2018 31 July 2021
Nicholas Kaye Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Epping Forest
Chigwell Row
Parliamentary constituency
Epping Forest
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Epping Forest 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Epping Forest 016A
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