St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College

URN: 114327

Voluntary aided school

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Westway, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1DE
Local authority:
Durham (840)
Mr Brendan Tapping
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114327, DfE number: 840/4693
UKPRN: 10005079
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 February 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Anthony McCourt Foundation/sponsor members 09/06/2015 08/06/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Natalie Victoria Brown Elected by parents 04/03/2016 03/03/2020
Kevin Ward Appointed by GB/board 22/09/2015 20/09/2019
Sean Neylan Foundation/sponsor members 19/09/2014 20/11/2018
Alison Levitt Elected by parents 16/11/2014 17/11/2018
Thomas Brendan Tapping Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 22/07/2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael Carling Governor Foundation/sponsor members 13/09/2014 14/09/2018
Gerard Scott Pearson Governor Elected by school staff 20/07/2014 21/07/2018
John Fishwick Governor Foundation/sponsor members 26/06/2014 27/06/2018
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Peterlee West
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 035
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 035D

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