Establishment Gainford CofE Primary School

URN: 114222

Voluntary controlled school

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Low Road, Gainford, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3DR
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Mrs Chris Riley
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114222, DfE number: 840/3131
UKPRN: 10074263
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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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
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Not recorded
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
JILL MARY YOUNG Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2019 30/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
NEIL RUSSELL Appointed by GB/board 06/02/2020 05/02/2024
JOANNE KIDD Elected by school staff 25/02/2019 24/02/2023
EMMA LOUISE CHAWNER Appointed by LA 22/02/2019 21/02/2023
ADAM NATHER Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/10/2018 28/10/2022
CHRISTINE RILEY Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2022
STEVEN WHITE Elected by parents 22/12/2017 21/12/2021
SUSAN LYNN TAYLOR Appointed by GB/board 14/11/2017 13/11/2021
EILEEN KHEAN GEOK HARROP Foundation/sponsor members 10/11/2016 09/11/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
NEIL RUSSEL Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 23/01/2016 22/01/2020
NEIL RUSSEL Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/01/2016 22/01/2020
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Barnard Castle East
Parliamentary Constituency:
Bishop Auckland
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 064
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 064F

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