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)
Mrs Stephanie Withington
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 134190, DfE number: 916/7025
UKPRN: 10015775
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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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
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Maxine Wiseman Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2019 18/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Beard Appointed by GB/board 07/05/2020 06/05/2024
Suzanne Rollinson Appointed by GB/board 07/05/2020 06/05/2024
Lizzie Spowart Elected by school staff 03/04/2019 02/04/2023
Hannah Woodward Elected by parents 13/12/2017 12/12/2021
Helen Few Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
Pam Jones Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
Susan Henchley Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
Hannah Brooks-Wilden Elected by school staff 02/11/2016 01/11/2020
Stephanie Withington Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jonathan Gault Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2017 06/02/2020
Maxine Wiseman Chair of governors Elected by parents 20/09/2015 19/09/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Forest of Dean
Cinderford West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Forest of Dean
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Forest of Dean 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Forest of Dean 004C

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School capacity

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