Establishment Bishop Barrington School A Sports with Mathematics College

URN: 114301

Community school

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Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 6LA
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Nathan Powell
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 114301, DfE number: 840/4162
UKPRN: 10014908
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 15 November 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
8 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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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
Elizabeth Ann Thompson Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 15 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Clare Nicholls Appointed by LA 20 October 2020 19 October 2024
Sarah Galvin Elected by school staff 5 February 2021 5 February 2024
Rachael Louise Spraggon Elected by parents 20 November 2019 21 November 2023
Sarah Elizabeth Blenkinsopp Elected by parents 21 November 2019 20 November 2023
Susan Jane Quickmire Appointed by GB/board 10 July 2019 9 July 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ann Golightly Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30 August 2015 14 February 2021
Michelle Margaret McKenna Governor Elected by school staff 15 January 2013 5 February 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Bishop Auckland Town
Parliamentary constituency
Bishop Auckland
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 056
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 056A

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