Establishment Walworth School

URN: 114341

Community special school

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LP
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Mr P Wallbanks
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114341, DfE number: 840/7014
UKPRN: 10078282
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2018)
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ken Flynn Appointed by GB/board 29/01/2020 23/09/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Nikki Rutter Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/02/2020 31/01/2024
Peter Wallbanks Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Stephen Hope Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Cheryl Blakey Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18/06/2019 17/06/2023
Michelle Smith Elected by school staff 25/03/2019 24/03/2023
Nikki Laker Appointed by GB/board 26/02/2019 25/02/2023
Vicky Bourne Elected by school staff 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Sarah Brandon Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 07/05/2018 06/05/2022
Philip Chater Appointed by GB/board 29/01/2020 23/09/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Philip Chater Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 04/05/2015 04/05/2020
Nikki Rutter Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2016 31/01/2020
Nikki Rutter Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27/01/2016 27/01/2020
Dorothy Bowman Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 31/08/2015 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Aycliffe North and Middridge
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 060
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 060B

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