Establishment Pinewood School

URN: 141251

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Hoe Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9PB
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr David McGachen
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 141251, DfE number: 919/7004
UKPRN: 10047151
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 27 September 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2014
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
24 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robin Cregan Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 February 2019 10 February 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Alison Kay Morgan Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Paul Dunne Appointed by GB/board 23 July 2021 22 July 2025
Jacqueline Ekokobe Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2021 17 May 2025
Sai Karthick Madabhushi Appointed by GB/board 16 June 2020 15 June 2024
Julie Stephenson Elected by parents 28 February 2020 27 February 2024
Michelina Alfieri Elected by school staff 8 November 2018 7 November 2022


Name Appointed by From
Paul Dunne Appointed by GB/board 23 July 2021
Robin Cregan Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 February 2019
Sai Karthick Madabhushi Appointed by GB/board 28 February 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
David McGachen 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Angela Peacock 6 July 2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Paul Patrick Dunne Member Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2019 22 July 2021
Wendy Eveleigh Member Appointed by GB/board 15 July 2019 22 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
East Hertfordshire
Ware Chadwell
Parliamentary constituency
Hertford and Stortford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Hertfordshire 013
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Hertfordshire 013A
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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