Establishment Five Acre Wood School

URN: 119055

Foundation special school

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Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QF
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Peggy Murphy
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 119055, DfE number: 886/7056
UKPRN: 10015449
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 28 March 2019)
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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
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
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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
1 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Janet Abbott Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2017 3 October 2025
Leanne Bowden Elected by school staff 24 June 2021 23 June 2025
Paul Richard Choat Elected by parents 17 June 2021 16 June 2025
Shobha Ravindra Appointed by GB/board 24 May 2021 24 May 2025
Margaret Lilian Fisher Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 February 2021 2 February 2025
Timothy Nicolas Williams Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 February 2021 2 February 2025
Dominic Burns Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2021 24 January 2025
Derek White Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2020 13 July 2024
Laura James Elected by parents 28 October 2019 27 October 2023
Joanna Worby Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 31 March 2019 31 March 2023
Peggy Murphy Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2009 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
William James Sangster Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 October 2019 26 November 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Parliamentary constituency
Maidstone and The Weald
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Maidstone 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Maidstone 012D
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