Establishment 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:
County Durham (840)
Mrs Francesca Craik
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11 to 18
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School type:
Voluntary aided school
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URN: 114327, DfE number: 840/4693
UKPRN: 10005079
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 09 February 2017)
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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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Not recorded
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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
Anthony McCourt Foundation/sponsor members 09/06/2019 20/05/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Joann Fishwick Elected by parents 05/06/2019 04/06/2023
Sean Neylan Foundation/sponsor members 10/01/2019 09/01/2023
Michael Carling Foundation/sponsor members 28/09/2018 27/09/2022
John Fishwick Foundation/sponsor members 18/09/2018 17/09/2022
Mark Price Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Gerard Scott Pearson Elected by school staff 22/07/2018 21/07/2022
Francesa Craik Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 06/01/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kevin Ward Governor Appointed by GB/board 22/09/2015 20/09/2019
Anthony McCourt Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 09/06/2015 08/06/2019
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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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 035
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 035D

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