Establishment Tanfield Lea Community Primary School

URN: 131545

Community school

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Tanfield Lea, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 9LU
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
K Hemmings
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 131545, DfE number: 840/3522
UKPRN: 10076709
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 28 February 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2007
Reason establishment opened
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
29 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Carole Dillon Appointed by GB/board 7 January 2020 6 January 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Patterson Elected by school staff 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Philip Davidge Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Irene Cochrane Appointed by GB/board 28 January 2020 27 January 2024
Olga Milburn Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18 November 2019 17 November 2023
Victoria Burnett Appointed by GB/board 17 April 2019 16 April 2023
Andrew James Gladstone-Heighton Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23 October 2018 22 October 2022
Paul Jagger Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 October 2018 18 October 2022
Marian Robson Appointed by GB/board 3 August 2017 2 August 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Vincent Michael Johnson Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 8 November 2019 4 May 2021
Margaret Batty Governor Elected by school staff 10 January 2020 5 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
North Durham
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 006E
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