Establishment Selworthy Special School

URN: 146698

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Selworthy Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8HD
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Mark Ruffett
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Gender of entry
URN: 146698, DfE number: 933/7014
UKPRN: 10082197
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Not applicable
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
No data available
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 January 2019
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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
12 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Gary Newton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 8 January 2020 14 March 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Justin Richards Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Polly Skene Not recorded Elected by school staff 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Russell Brown Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 March 2020 2 March 2024
Caroline Wansbrough Not recorded Elected by parents 3 February 2020 2 February 2024
Angela Cook Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 5 November 2019 14 November 2023
Andrew Jolley Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 January 2018 31 December 2022
Cathy Buckley Not recorded Elected by parents 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
Mark Ruffett Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Somerset West and Taunton
Parliamentary constituency
Taunton Deane
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Taunton Deane 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Taunton Deane 004D
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