Establishment The Rydal Academy

URN: 138989

Academy sponsor led

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Address
Rydal Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 4BH
Local authority
Darlington (841)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr John Armitage
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
SWIFT ACADEMIES
Academy sponsor
Swift Academies
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138989, DfE number: 841/2005
UKPRN: 10039567
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01325380784
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 December 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
627
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 December 2012
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
40.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
9 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Mark Gray Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 June 2019 28 February 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mealnie Chapman Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 January 2021 31 December 2025
Troy Turner Not recorded Elected by parents 14 September 2020 13 September 2024
Sarah Clough Not recorded Elected by parents 17 October 2018 16 October 2022
Ewa Kaszuba Not recorded Elected by school staff 29 June 2018 28 June 2022
Michael Jeffries Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 23 March 2018 22 March 2022
Katherine Turnbull Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Kelly-ann Lyle Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Mark Emerson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Dean Judson Not recorded Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 March 2018 Not recorded
John Armitage Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 March 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Charlotte Mawson Local governor Elected by school staff 29 June 2018 31 December 2020
Bhup Singh Local governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 6 December 2020
Clare Leech Local governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 March 2018 19 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
District
Darlington
Ward
Bank Top & Lascelles
Parliamentary constituency
Darlington
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000005
Easting
429907
Northing
513751
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Darlington 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Darlington 012D

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