Establishment Finchale Primary School

URN: 130312

Community school

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Canterbury Road, Newton Hall, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5XT
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Dr Sandra Whitton
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4 to 11
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 130312, DfE number: 840/2748
UKPRN: 10075589
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 November 2019)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Amanda Jayne Hopgood Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17/09/2008 16/11/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Sandra Jayne Whitton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2006 15/05/2029
Aaron Trickett Elected by parents 11/02/2020 10/02/2024
Kevin Wills Elected by parents 11/02/2020 10/02/2024
Gayle Foster Appointed by GB/board 18/12/2019 17/12/2023
Kate Hall Appointed by GB/board 18/11/2015 17/11/2023
Margaret Sleeman Appointed by GB/board 17/11/2015 16/11/2023
Lesley Anne Joyce Appointed by GB/board 13/04/2011 18/10/2023
James Alan Wolsey Appointed by GB/board 15/10/2019 14/10/2023
Andrew Board Appointed by GB/board 11/07/2019 10/07/2023
Anna-Lise Lennox Elected by school staff 10/09/2018 09/09/2022
Sarah Jane Kemp Elected by parents 05/02/2018 04/02/2022
Victoria Buyers Maltman Elected by parents 05/02/2018 04/02/2022
Lesley Hamill Elected by parents 12/12/2013 11/12/2021
Matthew Bainbridge Appointed by GB/board 17/05/2017 16/05/2021
John McCourt Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 24/11/2016 23/11/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gayle Alexandra Foster Governor Elected by parents 18/12/2015 17/12/2019
Helen Laura Wilkes Governor Elected by parents 18/12/2015 17/12/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Framwellgate and Newton Hall
Parliamentary Constituency:
City of Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 022
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 022E

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