Establishment Barnwell Academy

URN: 140700

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Whitefield Estate, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7RT
Local authority
Sunderland (394)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Ashley Emmerson
Phase of education
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Academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 140700, DfE number: 394/2139
UKPRN: 10045663
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 31 January 2017)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2014
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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
23 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Stephen Wharton Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 March 2021 12 March 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Andrew Hall Not recorded Elected by parents 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
David Scaman Not recorded Elected by parents 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
Donna Hargrave Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
Kevin Bainbridge Not recorded Elected by parents 29 November 2019 29 November 2023
Debbie Smith Not recorded Elected by school staff 23 October 2015 21 October 2023
Kris Sadler Not recorded Elected by school staff 22 October 2019 21 October 2023
Ashley Emmerson Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 1 September 2023
Nicola Procter Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2017 7 December 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Shiney Row
Parliamentary constituency
Houghton and Sunderland South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sunderland 030
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sunderland 030E
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