Establishment St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School

URN: 114244

Voluntary aided school

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St Benet's Way, Ouston, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH2 1QX
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Catherine Young
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114244, DfE number: 840/3346
UKPRN: 10069794
Establishment status:
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 07 December 2011)
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Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
31 January 2021
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
21 December 2020
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Bernadette Davison Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2017 13 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Catherine Harper Appointed by GB/board 01 September 2014 31 December 2024
Martin Cottle Appointed by GB/board 28 January 2020 27 January 2024
Monica Kelsey Appointed by foundation/Trust 07 January 2020 06 January 2024
Angela Garrity Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 November 2019 18 November 2023
Sam Elkington Elected by parents 09 March 2019 09 March 2022
Sophie Loughlin Elected by school staff 26 September 2017 26 September 2021
Patricia Jenner Appointed by foundation/Trust 09 May 2017 08 May 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Victoria Burrell Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01 January 2017 01 January 2021
Bernadette Bartlett Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 09 May 2016 31 December 2020
Peter Lavery Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01 September 2016 31 December 2020
Peter Lavery Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 31 August 2016 31 August 2020
Bernadette Bartlett Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 08 May 2016 08 May 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency:
North Durham
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
County Durham 002
Lower super output area (LSOA):
County Durham 002B

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