Establishment INSPIRE Free Special School

URN: 141005

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Churchill Avenue, Silverbank, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB
Local authority
Medway (887)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Mark Burgiss
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Free schools special
Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Parallel Learning Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 141005, DfE number: 887/7000
UKPRN: 10047199
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 6 June 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not recorded
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2014
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
24 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Gray Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2021 1 September 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Gray Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2021 21 March 2025
Kevin Kitchener Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2020 3 February 2024
Sheila Kitchener Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 14 January 2019 14 January 2024
Lynn Simms Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10 June 2019 10 June 2023
Peter Rice Not recorded Appointed by academy members 8 February 2021 8 February 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Darren Campbell Local governor Appointed by GB/board 9 November 2020 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Luton and Wayfield
Parliamentary constituency
Chatham and Aylesford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Medway 027
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Medway 027E
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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