Establishment Croft Community School

URN: 114340

Community special school

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Greencroft Road End, Annfield Plain, Stanley, DH9 8PR
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Mrs Andrea English
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 16
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
The North & South West Durham Learning Federation
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URN: 114340, DfE number: 840/7013
UKPRN: 10015548
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 06 December 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
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Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
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Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Clive Hubery Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 01/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Rebecca Farrow Elected by school staff 18/11/2019 18/11/2023
Barbara Fortune Elected by school staff 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Carol Elsbury Appointed by GB/board 04/08/2015 04/08/2023
Gavin Thompson Elected by school staff 14/06/2019 04/06/2023
Judith Benson Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 04/04/2023
Lee Davis Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 04/04/2023
Martyn Tweddle Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 04/04/2023
Peter Bodo Elected by parents 01/09/2018 13/03/2023
Stephen Bowron Elected by parents 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Myra Smith Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Margaret Farrow Appointed by GB/board 29/03/2018 28/03/2022
Andrea English Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2018 31/01/2022
David Walker Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2017 12/10/2021
Joan Nicholson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 28/02/2017 27/09/2021
Gary McCallum Elected by parents 03/04/2017 03/04/2021
Jordan Curtis Elected by parents 25/09/2016 25/09/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lynn Kipling Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2016 12/07/2020
Fiona Wood Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/07/2016 10/07/2020
Hugh Embleton Governor Appointed by GB/board 30/06/2016 30/06/2020
Rohit Patel Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/09/2017 06/01/2020
Judith Benson Governor Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2015 28/09/2019
Clive Hubery Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Jude Hawthorn Governor Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2015 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Annfield Plain
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 006C

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