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 / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
05 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Napier Appointed by GB/board 01 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 09 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 01 February 2019 31 January 2023
Emma Johnson Appointed by GB/board 01 February 2019 31 January 2023
Sian Johnson Elected by parents 09 July 2018 08 July 2022
Claire Perrin Appointed by GB/board 08 February 2018 07 February 2022
Jeanette Smith Appointed by GB/board 08 February 2018 07 February 2022
Rebecca Farren Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 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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