Establishment Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering

URN: 114293

Community school

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Tanfield Lea Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 8AY
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Mr Steven Clough
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11 to 16
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 114293, DfE number: 840/4099
UKPRN: 10017694
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Serious Weaknesses (Last inspection: 06 February 2019)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
For Academy
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
AQlan Joseph Wallace Governor Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2019 29/04/2020
Christine McGough Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 29/04/2020
Clive Smith Governor Appointed by GB/board 25/02/2020 29/04/2020
Daniel Fitzpatrick Governor Elected by school staff 21/09/2018 29/04/2020
David James Swainson Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/02/2019 29/04/2020
Douglas Clark Governor Appointed by GB/board 20/06/2018 29/04/2020
Gordon Binney Governor Appointed by GB/board 04/04/2018 29/04/2020
Jill Lake Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 29/04/2020
Joyce Charlton Governor Appointed by GB/board 25/04/2018 29/04/2020
Michael James Scholey Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 29/04/2020
Paul Gavin Emsell Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 29/04/2020
Richard Ian Murray Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 29/04/2020
Richard Quigley Governor Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2019 29/04/2020
Sharon McIlvaney Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2015 06/12/2019
Liza Johnson Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 24/08/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 004E

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