Establishment Newfield School

URN: 132051

Community special school

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Old Bank Lane, Off Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2PW
Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Rik Robinson
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 132051, DfE number: 889/7107
UKPRN: 10016716
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 24 February 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
31 August 2000
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
2 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, 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
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sara Barr-Frost Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2020 1 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Naushad Surve Appointed by LA 17 April 2017 17 March 2025
Steve Jordan Elected by parents 17 March 2021 17 March 2025
Fiona Waterfield Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2017 25 November 2024
Charlotte Tindall Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2020 30 September 2024
Helen Thomas Elected by school staff 2 October 2019 2 October 2023
Louise Sumner Elected by parents 1 January 2013 1 May 2023
Janet Doolan Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 January 2013 17 November 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Joan Bamber Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 January 2013 30 September 2020
Stuart Davey Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 January 2013 24 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Blackburn South East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 008C

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