Establishment The Bridge Short Stay School

URN: 138450

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Appleton Drive, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 7EP
Local authority
Cheshire West and Chester (896)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Stewart
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Pupil referral unit
Further education type
Not applicable
Gender of entry
URN: 138450, DfE number: 896/1100
UKPRN: 10044685
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 May 2018)
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Number of pupils
Open date
31 August 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
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Date last changed / confirmed
1 September 2021
Teenage mothers
Does not provide places for Teen Mothers
Teenage mothers places
Childcare facilities provision
Does not have child care facilities
SEN facilities
PRU Does have Provision for SEN
Pupils with EBD
PRU Does not have EBD provision
Number of places
Full time provision
PRU offers full time provision
Pupils educated by other providers
PRU does offer tuition by another provider
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Peter Carrington Appointed by GB/board 26 January 2021 25 January 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Cairns Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 5 October 2024
Shirley Plews Appointed by GB/board 6 May 2015 11 May 2024
Martine Gum Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2021 15 March 2024
Thanh Holmes Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2019 26 March 2023
Debbie Davies Elected by school staff 10 March 2018 9 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mike Keenan Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2012 25 September 2021
Samantha Warburton Governor Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2017 25 September 2021
Damian Stenhouse Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 6 September 2017 5 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Cheshire West and Chester
Whitby Park
Parliamentary constituency
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Cheshire West and Chester 010D
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