Establishment Esh CofE (Aided) Primary School

URN: 114251

Voluntary aided school

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Front Street, Esh, Durham, County Durham, DH7 9QR
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Park
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 114251, DfE number: 840/3406
UKPRN: 10078884
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 September 2008)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Durham
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
31 December 2020
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
31 December 2020
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison Hiles Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24 April 2019 30 December 2020
Alison James Governor Elected by school staff 15 January 2019 30 December 2020
Andrew Park Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 30 December 2020
Gareth Ayre Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2020 30 December 2020
Gareth Ayre Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 March 2020 30 December 2020
George Sewell Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 28 January 2020 30 December 2020
Heather Watkins Governor Elected by parents 24 January 2018 30 December 2020
Joanna Coxon Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 June 2019 30 December 2020
Joanne Farrey Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 April 2017 30 December 2020
Karen Seed Governor Appointed by GB/board 28 October 2019 30 December 2020
Michael Peers Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 26 October 2006 30 December 2020
Rhiannon Hiles Governor Elected by parents 22 March 2017 30 December 2020
Naomi Coia Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 November 2017 5 November 2020
Steven Bradley Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 4 October 2016 1 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Esh and Witton Gilbert
Parliamentary constituency
North West Durham
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 024
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 024D

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Free school meals

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