Establishment High Well School

URN: 131526

Community special school

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Rook Hill Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2DD
Local authority
Wakefield (384)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Louise Quinn
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 131526, DfE number: 384/7056
UKPRN: 10015828
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 4 May 2017)
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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
1 September 2005
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Jones Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2017 31 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah Henry Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2021 10 February 2025
Adrian Coates Appointed by GB/board 5 October 2020 6 October 2024
Joe Seddon Appointed by GB/board 5 October 2020 6 October 2024
Sandra Shaw Elected by school staff 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Louise Quinn Elected by school staff 30 March 2020 30 March 2023
Robert Hesp Appointed by GB/board 17 June 2018 11 July 2022
Andrew Booth Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2017 14 December 2021
Margaret Turner Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 30 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Adrian Coates Governor Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2016 21 September 2020
Joe Seddon Governor Appointed by GB/board 22 September 2016 21 September 2020
Joe Seddon Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 May 2015 31 May 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Pontefract South
Parliamentary constituency
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wakefield 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wakefield 018C

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