Establishment Springfield Academy

URN: 138088

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Salters Lane South, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2AN
Local authority:
Darlington (841)
Mr Richard Gartland
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3 to 11
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URN: 138088, DfE number: 841/2659
UKPRN: 10037041
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Requires improvement (Last inspection: 18 July 2018)
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No boarders
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Martin Brader Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 26/03/2019 07/10/2022

Local governors

Local governors
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Chris Archer Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17/01/2020 16/01/2024
Joan Mitchie Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/10/2019 13/10/2023
Lynne Simpson Not recorded Elected by school staff 14/10/2019 13/10/2023
John Perry Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11/07/2019 10/07/2023
Graham Wood Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 08/07/2019 07/07/2023
Richard Gartland Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 18/09/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ben Parnaby Local governor Elected by school staff 24/09/2016 02/12/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
Haughton & Springfield
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Darlington 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Darlington 005B

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