Establishment Whickham School

URN: 137360

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Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR
Local authority:
Gateshead (390)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Fraser Turnbull
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
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URN: 137360, DfE number: 390/4029
UKPRN: 10035096
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 March 2018)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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Resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sasha Ban Appointed by academy members 28/10/2019 27/10/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Deborah Convery Appointed by academy members 07/04/2020 06/04/2024
Vicki McLeod Appointed by academy members 04/02/2020 03/02/2024
Claire Hewitson Elected by parents 20/11/2019 19/11/2023
Jenny Yeo Elected by parents 20/11/2019 19/11/2023
Aaron Day Elected by school staff 28/10/2019 27/10/2023
Mark Crabtree Appointed by academy members 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Tony Hewison Appointed by academy members 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Tony Wilson Appointed by academy members 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Adrian Oakes Appointed by academy members 22/08/2018 22/08/2022
Emma Ridley Appointed by academy members 14/08/2018 14/08/2022
Simon Alexander Elected by school staff 28/03/2018 27/03/2022
Dave Bradford Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18/12/2017 17/12/2021
Melanie Louise Pears Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2017 20/03/2021
Malcom Brain Appointed by GB/board 07/03/2017 06/03/2021
Michael Ronald Phillips Appointed by academy members 07/03/2017 06/03/2021
Fraser Turnbull Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2020 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Daryl Warden Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018
Dominic Francis Murphy Appointed by academy members 07/03/2017
Louise Levy Appointed by academy members 03/09/2015
Melanie Louise Pears Appointed by academy members 21/03/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Steve Haigh 01/09/2010 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
David Bailey 01/09/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Hazel Davison Chief financial officer N/A 01/08/2013 31/08/2020
Rhonda Jones Trustee Elected by parents 10/07/2018 15/06/2020
Sasha Ban Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 22/11/2016 21/11/2019
Sasha Ban Trustee Elected by parents 21/11/2011 21/11/2019
Ian Maitland Trustee Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018 05/11/2019
Vicki McLeod Trustee Elected by parents 14/11/2015 04/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
Whickham North
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Gateshead 017
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Gateshead 017E

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