Establishment Oxclose Nursery School

URN: 113973

Local authority nursery school

Download establishment data

Federation: Ox Close Federation

Skip map
Oxclose Crescent, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6RU
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Daniel Harrison
Phase of education
School type
Local authority nursery school
Ox Close Federation
Gender of entry
URN: 113973, DfE number: 840/1021
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 10 May 2017)
Ofsted report (opens in new tab)
Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
Date last changed / confirmed
21 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
Back to top

Legal duty to provide governance information

More details

All maintained school governing bodies and academy trusts have a legal duty to provide all of the governance information requested on this page in so far as it is available to them.

This will increase the transparency of governance arrangements. It will enable schools and the department to identify more quickly and accurately individuals who are involved in governance, and who govern in more than one context.

The information requested says nothing in itself about a person's suitability to govern. However, it is essential information for the department to be able to uniquely identify an individual and in a small number of cases conduct checks to confirm their suitability for this important and influential role.

You should provide all of the information requested insofar as it is available to you. A minimum set of information needs to be provided before a record can be saved.

A suggested privacy notice for schools is available for download: (opens in new tab)

Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Pamela Sneath Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 13 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Helen Collingwood Elected by parents 2 November 2018 26 June 2025
Nicola Milne Appointed by GB/board 9 March 2021 8 March 2025
Jeanne Geraldine Theresa Taylor Elected by school staff 2 November 2018 31 December 2024
Debra Anne Swinburn Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 20 March 2024
Anna Bowden Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 1 September 2023
Elizabeth Maddison Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 1 September 2023
Wendy Hall Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 1 September 2023
Margaret Ward Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 31 August 2023
David Stone Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 5 June 2022
Steven Bowen Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 2 November 2018 5 May 2022
Daniel Harrison Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 2 November 2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

More details Less details
Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alan Boddy Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 September 2019 28 June 2021
Geoff Darkes Governor Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2018 18 January 2021
Back to top
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
Bishop Auckland
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 047
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 047C
Back to top

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.