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)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Francesca Craik
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 114327, DfE number: 840/4693
UKPRN: 10005079
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 9 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
Number of pupils
Open date
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Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
31 December 2020
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
31 December 2020
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison Levitt Governor Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2019 30 December 2020
Anthony McCourt Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 9 June 2019 30 December 2020
Francesa Craik Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 6 January 2020 30 December 2020
Gerard Scott Pearson Governor Elected by school staff 22 July 2018 30 December 2020
Joann Fishwick Governor Elected by parents 5 June 2019 30 December 2020
John Fishwick Governor Foundation/sponsor members 18 September 2018 30 December 2020
Mark Price Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 September 2018 30 December 2020
Michael Carling Governor Foundation/sponsor members 28 September 2018 30 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Peterlee West
Parliamentary constituency
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 035
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 035D
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