Establishment Blessed John Duckett Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary

URN: 114283

Voluntary aided school

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Smith Street, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 4AU
Local authority:
Durham (840)
Mrs Sharon McQuiggin
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3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
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URN: 114283, DfE number: 840/3511
UKPRN: 10076890
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 20 October 2016)
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Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
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 recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth McGurk Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2016 31/08/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Fr John Clohosey Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/02/2018 11/02/2022
Deborah Suddes Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/10/2017 19/09/2021
Maureen Wilson Appointed by foundation/Trust 02/10/2017 19/09/2021
Kathryn Coatsworth Elected by parents 16/12/2016 15/12/2020
Colin Hardy Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/12/2016 04/12/2020
Jeff Gale Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 05/12/2016 04/12/2020
John Flynn Appointed by foundation/Trust 05/09/2016 31/08/2020
Gemma Dobson Elected by parents 29/04/2016 28/04/2020
Jenna Ellison Elected by school staff 04/02/2016 03/02/2020
Sharon McQuiggin Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Margaret Rooney Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/06/2015 08/06/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Tow Law
Parliamentary Constituency:
North West Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 045
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 045D

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