Establishment Abbey Court Foundation Special School

URN: 119052

Community special school

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Rede Court Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3SP
Local authority
Medway (887)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Karen Joy
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 119052, DfE number: 887/7053
UKPRN: 10014800
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 September 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
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
9 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
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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
Jean Kerr Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Barry Kemp Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2021 5 July 2025
Kristal Clark Appointed by GB/board 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Jane Heyes Appointed by GB/board 23 November 2020 22 November 2024
Tim Walker Appointed by GB/board 23 November 2020 22 November 2024
Claire Richards Elected by school staff 7 November 2020 6 November 2024
David Lane Elected by parents 2 March 2020 1 March 2024
Matthew Powell Elected by parents 4 February 2019 3 February 2023
Derek Blease Appointed by GB/board 20 March 2018 19 March 2022
Karen Joy Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 1995 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Huntingford Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 16 May 2017 15 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Strood North
Parliamentary constituency
Rochester and Strood
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Medway 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Medway 005C
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