Establishment Heart of the Forest Community Special School

URN: 134190

Community special school

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Speech House, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EJ
Local authority
Gloucestershire (916)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Stephanie Withington
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 134190, DfE number: 916/7025
UKPRN: 10015775
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 30 January 2018)
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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
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
25 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Maxine Wiseman Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019 18 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Lucyna Mansfield Elected by school staff 28 September 2020 28 September 2024
Noreen Kelly Elected by parents 17 September 2020 17 September 2024
Andrew Beard Appointed by GB/board 7 May 2020 6 May 2024
Suzanne Rollinson Appointed by GB/board 7 May 2020 6 May 2024
Lizzie Spowart Elected by school staff 3 April 2019 2 April 2023
Hannah Woodward Elected by parents 13 December 2017 12 December 2021
Pam Jones Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Susan Henchley Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Carol Morgan Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2017 28 September 2021
Stephanie Withington Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Hannah Brooks-Wilden Governor Elected by school staff 2 November 2016 1 November 2020
Helen Few Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2017 18 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Forest of Dean
Cinderford West
Parliamentary constituency
Forest of Dean
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Forest of Dean 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Forest of Dean 004C

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Free school meals

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