Establishment Butterknowle Primary School

URN: 114102

Community school

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Pinfold Lane, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 5PB
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Clare Carr
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 114102, DfE number: 840/2413
UKPRN: 10070834
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 May 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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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
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Paul Tennick Appointed by GB/board 10 November 2020 13 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Kimberley Batey Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 24 November 2020 23 November 2024
Heather Smith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 12 November 2020 11 November 2024
Rachel Harmer Elected by school staff 2 March 2020 2 March 2024
Hayley Robinson Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 24 October 2019 23 October 2023
Lloyd Russell Evans Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 19 March 2019 18 March 2023
Jeanette Newell Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 28 September 1996 28 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kirsty Lowther Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 25 November 2020 8 March 2021
Klara Whiley Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20 October 2016 19 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
Bishop Auckland
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 064
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 064G

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