Dowdales School

URN: 112383

Community school

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Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH
Local authority:
Cumbria (909)
Ms Julie O'Connor
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
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URN: 112383, DfE number: 909/4150
UKPRN: 10015410
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 November 2013)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Cathy Gedling Appointed by GB/board 14/05/2018 14/05/2022
Jamie Lindsay Appointed by GB/board 14/05/2018 14/05/2022
Elizabeth Gaskell Elected by parents 08/05/2017 08/05/2021
Keith Garnett Appointed by GB/board 31/10/2016 31/10/2020
Helen Bircher Elected by parents 10/05/2015 10/05/2019
Nicola Barnes Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2015 01/03/2019
Julie O'Connor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2010 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Barry Crossley Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2014 09/11/2018
Caron Hindle Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2017 09/11/2018
Deborah O'Connor Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2014 09/11/2018
Emma Aubrey Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2014 09/11/2018
Kevin Durkin Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2014 09/11/2018
Michael Ridyard Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2014 09/11/2018
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North West
Dalton North
Parliamentary Constituency:
Barrow and Furness
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Barrow-in-Furness 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Barrow-in-Furness 001D

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