Establishment Newker Primary School

URN: 131233

Community school

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Waldridge Road, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH2 3AA
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Mrs Melanie Kirkland
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3 to 11
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 131233, DfE number: 840/2943
UKPRN: 10075258
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 27 February 2020)
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No boarders
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Has Nursery Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Kathryn Athey Appointed by GB/board 20/11/2019 22/03/2025


Name Appointed by From To
Lynn Weddle Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 27/11/2023
Simon Meacher Appointed by GB/board 08/11/2019 08/11/2023
Melinda Izomor Elected by parents 21/11/2017 21/11/2022
William Green Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2017 20/11/2022
Keith Davidson Appointed by GB/board 20/11/2019 19/11/2022
Diane Ruggles Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2018 19/03/2022
Frank Gowdy Elected by parents 20/11/2015 20/11/2020
Joanne Chapman Elected by parents 20/11/2015 20/11/2020
Laura Armstrong Elected by parents 20/11/2015 20/11/2020
John Dobson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24/10/2015 24/10/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Lonsdale Governor Elected by school staff 25/04/2015 25/04/2020
Chris Cullen Governor Elected by parents 29/11/2015 29/11/2019
Kathryn Athey Governor Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2020 19/11/2019
Keith Davidson Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 20/11/2018 19/11/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Chester-le-Street West Central
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 011E

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