Establishment Highfurlong School

URN: 119868

Community special school

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Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LS
Local authority
Blackpool (890)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Neill Oldham
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 119868, DfE number: 890/7020
UKPRN: 10015902
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Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 September 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
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
6 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Christine Russell Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2020 15 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Gary Walker Elected by parents 15 December 2020 14 December 2024
Michelle Stewart Elected by parents 15 December 2020 14 December 2024
Christopher Lamb Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 10 December 2024
Erica Smith Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 10 December 2024
Chantelle Altham Elected by school staff 17 November 2020 16 November 2024
Katharine Simister Appointed by GB/board 7 October 2020 6 October 2024
Lara Little Appointed by GB/board 31 January 2020 30 January 2024
Helen Brough Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Nicola Farrrer Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Susan Strother Appointed by GB/board 5 October 2018 4 October 2022
Richard Todd Appointed by GB/board 15 December 2017 14 December 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Parliamentary constituency
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackpool 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackpool 004E
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