Establishment Oxclose Nursery School

URN: 108751

Local authority nursery school

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Brancepeth Road, Oxclose, Brancepeth Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0LA
Local authority
Sunderland (394)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Julie Heron
Phase of education
School type
Local authority nursery school
Gender of entry
URN: 108751, DfE number: 394/1009
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 6 February 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
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Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
13 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, VI - Visual Impairment, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Michael Wilson Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2019 31 May 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Julie Heron Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2028
Nicole McGrath-Wood Elected by school staff 15 June 2021 14 June 2025
Amy Scott Appointed by LA 23 March 2021 22 March 2025
Beverley Hughes Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2016 7 November 2024
Rachel Storey Appointed by GB/board 21 October 2019 20 October 2023
Diane Blanckley Appointed by GB/board 2 April 2019 1 April 2023
Michael Woodhouse Appointed by GB/board 2 April 2019 1 April 2023
Philip Cox Elected by parents 5 December 2018 4 December 2022
Simon Race Elected by parents 5 December 2018 4 December 2022
Margaret Kirkland Appointed by GB/board 13 November 2018 13 November 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Patricia Lillycrop Governor Elected by school staff 15 June 2017 14 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Washington South
Parliamentary constituency
Washington and Sunderland West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sunderland 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sunderland 020C
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Free school meals

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