Establishment Valley Gardens Middle School

URN: 108636

Foundation school

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Valley Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 9AQ
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr David Godfrey
Phase of education:
Middle deemed secondary
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 108636, DfE number: 392/4026
UKPRN: 10018801
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 June 2013)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has 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:
4 February 2021
Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Nisbet Elected by parents 7 December 2017 6 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Paul Baggett Elected by school staff 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
Helen Gardiner Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Helen Nazlie Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Rebecca Gaughan Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Sarah Bartlett Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Alasdair Tose Elected by parents 17 December 2019 16 December 2023
Lynn Johnson Appointed by GB/board 17 December 2019 16 December 2023
Louisa Staerck Elected by parents 24 November 2015 23 November 2023
David Godfrey Appointed by GB/board 11 April 2016 12 April 2023
Mark Silmon Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2018 26 March 2022
Julian Leighton Elected by parents 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Julia Pollock Appointed by GB/board 19 December 2017 18 December 2021
Matt Hope Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2013 10 December 2021
Sarah Weddle Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 July 2017 18 July 2021
Nick Heaford Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021
Robin Comrie Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 June 2017 14 June 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
North Tyneside
Monkseaton North
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 005
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 005A

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