Establishment Woodham Academy

URN: 138717

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Washington Crescent, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 4AX
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Bell
Phase of education
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Eden Learning Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138717, DfE number: 840/4175
UKPRN: 10038631
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 May 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Sean Barnett Not recorded Appointed by academy members 1 September 2012 24 October 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Ian Johnson Not recorded Elected by parents 1 September 2017 11 September 2025
Wendy Beswick Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 7 June 2021 6 June 2025
Janet Thacker Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 April 2021 19 April 2025
James Horner Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 March 2021 28 February 2025
Jonathan French Not recorded Original (signatory) members 3 August 2012 5 June 2024
Craig Sowerby Not recorded Elected by parents 19 December 2019 18 December 2023
Andrew Bell Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Brian Winwood Not recorded Appointed by academy members 7 April 2019 6 April 2023
David Knight Not recorded Appointed by academy members 16 June 2015 15 October 2022
George Harrison Not recorded Elected by school staff 15 September 2020 14 September 2022
Diane Newton Not recorded Appointed by academy members 13 December 2017 24 January 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rick Eirew Local governor Appointed by academy members 30 October 2017 8 April 2021
Sharon Hutchinson Local governor Appointed by GB/board 23 October 2020 18 January 2021
Steven Mendelsohn Local governor Elected by parents 24 June 2016 31 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Aycliffe East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 062
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 062B
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School capacity

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