Establishment Gainford CofE Primary School and Preschool

URN: 114222

Voluntary controlled school

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Low Road, Gainford, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3DR
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Chris Riley
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 114222, DfE number: 840/3131
UKPRN: 10074263
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 May 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Durham
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 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
JILL MARY YOUNG Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 30 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
KALARANI ROSALIND SALISBURY Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2021 19 September 2025
NICOLA TROW Appointed by GB/board 22 April 2021 22 April 2025
BARRY JAMES DIVERS Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 22 March 2021 21 March 2025
JOANNE KIDD Elected by school staff 25 February 2019 24 February 2023
CHRISTINE RILEY Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 1 September 2022
STEVEN WHITE Elected by parents 22 December 2017 21 December 2021
EILEEN KHEAN GEOK HARROP Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 December 2017 7 December 2021
SUSAN LYNN TAYLOR Appointed by GB/board 14 November 2017 13 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
EILEEN KHEAN GEOK HARROP Governor Foundation/sponsor members 10 November 2016 9 November 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Barnard Castle East
Parliamentary constituency
Bishop Auckland
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 064
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 064F
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