Establishment Acorns Primary School

URN: 135347

Community special school

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Moor Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6AU
Local authority
Lancashire (888)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Paula Barlow
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 135347, DfE number: 888/7119
UKPRN: 10076628
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 November 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2008
Reason establishment opened
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
13 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, 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
Amanda Howarth Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2016 21 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Kerri Johnson Elected by parents 11 February 2021 11 February 2025
Sophie Martindale Elected by school staff 11 February 2021 11 February 2025
Barry Probin Appointed by GB/board 27 October 2016 21 October 2024
Emma Lowe Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 October 2016 21 October 2024
Sean Carlisle Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2016 18 June 2024
Shaun Jukes Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2015 29 June 2023
Rukhsana Ahmed Appointed by GB/board 11 June 2015 10 June 2023
Christian Worsley Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2015 30 May 2023
Anne Manley Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2018 5 May 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Dewhurst Governor Elected by parents 20 October 2017 19 October 2021
Deborah Hall Governor Elected by parents 11 June 2015 12 September 2021
Jessica Miller Governor Elected by school staff 2 March 2017 4 March 2021
Joan Parkin Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 October 2012 26 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
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)
Preston 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Preston 011C
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