Establishment The Drive Community Primary School

URN: 108361

Community school

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The Drive, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 0PY
Local authority
Gateshead (390)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs R Farren
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 108361, DfE number: 390/2213
UKPRN: 10072213
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 14 September 2017)
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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
9 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
David Napier Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2019 31 January 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Karina Cuthbertson Elected by school staff 22 October 2020 23 October 2024
Suzanne Duff Appointed by GB/board 22 October 2020 22 October 2024
Heather Gofton Appointed by GB/board 13 February 2020 12 February 2024
Rebecca Allan Elected by parents 10 October 2019 9 October 2023
Anne Wheeler Appointed by LA 14 February 2019 13 February 2023
Christine Richardson Appointed by GB/board 14 February 2019 13 February 2023
Ann Spour Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2019 31 January 2023
Emma Johnson Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2019 31 January 2023
Sian Johnson Elected by parents 9 July 2018 8 July 2022
Claire Perrin Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2018 7 February 2022
Jeanette Smith Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2018 7 February 2022
Rebecca Farren Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Gateshead 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Gateshead 012C

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