Establishment Highfield Community Primary School

URN: 108351

Community school

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Whinfield Way, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE39 2JE
Local authority
Gateshead (390)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Steven Thompson
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 108351, DfE number: 390/2186
UKPRN: 10072216
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 27 September 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
17 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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 governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ian Clydesdale Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30 April 2019 29 April 2023


Name Appointed by From To
David Bradford Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 December 2020 6 December 2024
James Barnes Elected by parents 7 December 2020 6 December 2024
Alison Unsworth Elected by parents 2 October 2020 1 October 2024
Debbie Dolan Elected by parents 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Karen Wake Elected by school staff 15 March 2019 14 March 2023
Andrew Lane Elected by parents 18 June 2018 18 June 2022
Paul Casson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 June 2017 25 June 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Cathy Atkinson Governor Elected by parents 3 October 2016 3 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Gateshead 024
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Gateshead 024A

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