Establishment Walworth School

URN: 114341

Community special school

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LP
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr P Wallbanks
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 114341, DfE number: 840/7014
UKPRN: 10078282
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 January 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Boarding school
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
16 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ken Flynn Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 23 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ashleigh Holt Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 23 September 2024
Nikki Rutter Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 February 2020 31 January 2024
Peter Wallbanks Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Stephen Hope Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Cheryl Blakey Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18 June 2019 17 June 2023
Michelle Smith Elected by school staff 25 March 2019 24 March 2023
Nikki Laker Appointed by GB/board 26 February 2019 25 February 2023
Vicky Bourne Elected by school staff 7 February 2019 6 February 2023
Sarah Brandon Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 May 2018 6 May 2022
Philip Chater Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 23 September 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Aycliffe North and Middridge
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 060
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 060B

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