Establishment The Parkside School, Norwich

URN: 121262

Foundation special school

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College Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3JA
Local authority:
Norfolk (926)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Carolyn Ellis-Gage
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 121262, DfE number: 926/7014
UKPRN: 10016168
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 23 January 2020)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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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, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, 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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Stephen Hobbs Appointed by GB/board 05/07/2017 04/07/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Timothy Allison Appointed by GB/board 11/12/2019 10/12/2023
Jenny Laycock Elected by parents 04/11/2019 03/11/2023
Paul Stanley Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 16/10/2019 15/10/2023
Elaine Shields Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/10/2019 02/10/2023
Christopher Rees Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/06/2018 31/05/2022
Linda Applegate Elected by school staff 22/05/2018 21/05/2022
Catherine Waddams Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 04/02/2018 03/02/2022
Robert Holderness Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/04/2017 18/04/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Hobbs Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2017 05/07/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Parliamentary constituency:
Norwich South
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Norwich 009
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Norwich 009B

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