Establishment Wolsingham School

URN: 114297

Community school

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The Grammar School Building, West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3DJ
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 114297, DfE number: 840/4139
UKPRN: 10007575
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 May 2018)
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Religious character
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
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Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 August 2020
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
31 August 2020
Type of SEN provision
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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Anita Savory Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2019 30 August 2020
Bessie Robinson Governor Appointed by GB/board 6 November 2008 30 August 2020
Claire Blackett Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 February 2019 30 August 2020
Elizabeth Bell Governor Appointed by GB/board 31 August 2019 30 August 2020
Ian Simpson Governor Elected by school staff 23 April 2013 30 August 2020
Joan Sutherland Governor Appointed by GB/board 31 August 2019 30 August 2020
Mark Allen Governor Elected by parents 9 February 2018 30 August 2020
Paul Dixon Governor Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2020 30 August 2020
Paul Honour Governor Appointed by GB/board 24 October 2019 30 August 2020
Rev Whalley Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2018 30 August 2020
Robert George Governor Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2013 30 August 2020
Robert Hopkinson Governor Appointed by GB/board 31 August 2019 30 August 2020
Samantha Raine Governor Elected by parents 2 November 2016 30 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
North West Durham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
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Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 042
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 042E

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