Establishment Beacon Hill School

URN: 131544

Foundation special school

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Rising Sun Cottages, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 9JW
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Justina Terretta
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 131544, DfE number: 392/7008
UKPRN: 10015921
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 6 December 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 September 2006
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
5 August 2020
Type of SEN provision:
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Barbara Anne Mill Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2019 28 April 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Elspeth Catriona Rhodes Foundation/sponsor members 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Susan Michelle O'Brien Appointed by GB/board 16 September 2020 15 September 2024
Fiona Marie Burton Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2020 30 May 2024
Margaret Elaine Appleby Appointed by GB/board 13 November 2019 12 November 2023
Deborah Ismay Appointed by GB/board 21 January 2019 20 January 2023
Jacquelyn Foggin Appointed by GB/board 16 January 2019 15 January 2023
Shaun Dillon Appointed by GB/board 2 February 2018 1 February 2022
Michelle Heatherington Appointed by GB/board 13 November 2019 12 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dorian Miles Latham Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 November 2016 7 November 2020
Virginia Wilkinson Governor Appointed by GB/board 2 October 2017 2 October 2020
Majella Tallack Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Phil Jewitt Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Fiona Marie Burton Governor Elected by parents 30 May 2016 30 May 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
North Tyneside
Battle Hill
Parliamentary constituency:
North Tyneside
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 024
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 024C

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