Establishment Alternative Education Service - The Beacon Centre

URN: 108666

Pupil referral unit

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Temple Park Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 0QA
Local authority
South Tyneside (393)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Dominick Gray
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Pupil referral unit
Further education type
Not applicable
Gender of entry
URN: 108666, DfE number: 393/1100
UKPRN: 10016922
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 9 May 2019)
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Number of pupils
Open date
1 April 1994
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
11 October 2021
Teenage mothers
Does not provide places for Teen Mothers
Teenage mothers places
Childcare facilities provision
Does not have child care facilities
SEN facilities
PRU Does have Provision for SEN
Pupils with EBD
PRU Does not have EBD provision
Number of places
Full time provision
PRU offers full time provision
Pupils educated by other providers
PRU does offer tuition by another provider
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Kenneth Stephenson Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2020 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Dominick Gray Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2017 31 August 2025
Louise Pippin Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2020 14 May 2024
Diane Barron Appointed by GB/board 31 January 2020 30 January 2024
Rebekka Wall Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2018 3 July 2022
Steve Price Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2017 21 November 2021
Tim Ayton Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2017 21 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kelly Hudson Governor Elected by school staff 20 October 2017 19 October 2021
Katherine Walton Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 30 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
South Tyneside
West Park
Parliamentary constituency
South Shields
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
South Tyneside 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
South Tyneside 005A
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Free school meals

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