Establishment St Thomas More Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary

URN: 114275

Voluntary aided school

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Thorndale Road, Belmont, DH1 2AQ
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Barbara Reilly-O'Donnell
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 114275, DfE number: 840/3492
UKPRN: 10069771
Establishment status
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 October 2019)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
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 August 2021
Reason establishment closed
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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 applicable
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Resourced provision capacity
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
Daniel Murray Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2019 2 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Laing Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 March 2021 7 March 2025
Rachel Hockey Elected by school staff 30 September 2020 29 September 2024
Joanna Pallister Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Michael Blake Elected by parents 13 March 2019 12 March 2023
Christopher Savage Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 March 2019 10 March 2023
Stuart Clark Elected by parents 17 January 2019 16 January 2023
Christopher Tate Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 January 2019 1 January 2023
Linda Evanna Donachie Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 December 2018 10 December 2022
Colm Hayden Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 3 October 2018 2 October 2022
Leo Addison-Smyth Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 October 2018 2 October 2022
Patricia Conway Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2018 2 September 2022
Sarah Walmsley Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2018 2 September 2022
Barbara Reilly-O'Donnell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 31 August 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Cath Lawlor Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2016 31 August 2020
Helen Haywood Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2018 31 August 2020
Megan Clark Governor Elected by school staff 15 February 2017 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
City of Durham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 028
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 028A

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