Establishment Kells Lane Primary School

URN: 131106

Community school

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Kells Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 5HX
Local authority
Gateshead (390)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Angela Whistler
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 131106, DfE number: 390/2234
UKPRN: 10075562
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 17 October 2007)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 1997
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
Michael Hetherington Appointed by LA 1 September 2015 1 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Yvonne Greener Appointed by GB/board 20 June 2017 20 June 2025
Megan Bendelow Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 9 December 2024
Jill Donabie Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2016 6 July 2024
Lucy Heady Elected by parents 18 November 2019 18 November 2023
Tracey Skinner Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2019 10 September 2023
David Henderson Appointed by GB/board 19 June 2019 18 June 2023
Tracy Johnstone Appointed by GB/board 19 June 2019 18 June 2023
Angela Whitehead Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2015 1 March 2023
Rachel Swinbank Appointed by GB/board 27 February 2019 26 February 2023
Emma Ormerod Elected by parents 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Michelle Wilson Elected by school staff 5 June 2016 5 March 2022
Angela Whistler Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 2 March 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Justine Matchett Governor Elected by parents 14 November 2017 7 December 2020
Neil Brown Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2016 1 December 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Low Fell
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Gateshead 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Gateshead 016E

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Free school meals

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