Establishment The Polygon School

URN: 116624

Foundation special school

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Handel Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2FH
Local authority
Southampton (852)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Anne Mary Hendon-John
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 116624, DfE number: 852/7039
UKPRN: 10016195
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 9 December 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
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
8 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Andrea Faustino Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2019 30 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Carley Sefton-Wilson Appointed by GB/board 30 August 2021 30 August 2025
Christopher Morley Elected by school staff 30 June 2021 30 August 2025
Andy Dyer Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2021 18 March 2025
Emily Loretto Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2021 18 March 2025
Ian Sanyor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2018 1 July 2022
Anne Hendon-John Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2004 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Katarzyna Skapska Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2019 20 July 2021
Anne Mary Hendon-John Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 October 2015 30 June 2021
Ivan White Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 October 2015 27 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Southampton, Itchen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Southampton 023
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Southampton 023D
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