Establishment Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering

URN: 114293

Community school

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Tanfield Lea Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 8AY
Local authority:
Durham (840)
Mr Steven Clough
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114293, DfE number: 840/4099
UKPRN: 10017694
Establishment status:
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy:
Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Serious Weaknesses (Last inspection: 06 February 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
For Academy
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Christine McGough Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 01/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
AQlan Joseph Wallace Appointed by GB/board 19/11/2019 18/11/2024
Richard Ian Murray Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 15/04/2023
David James Swainson Appointed by GB/board 06/02/2019 06/02/2023
Richard Quigley Appointed by GB/board 05/02/2019 05/02/2023
Daniel Fitzpatrick Elected by school staff 21/09/2018 21/09/2022
Douglas Clark Appointed by GB/board 20/06/2018 20/06/2022
Joyce Charlton Appointed by GB/board 25/04/2018 25/04/2022
Gordon Binney Appointed by GB/board 04/04/2018 04/04/2022
Lisa Dobson Appointed by GB/board 17/10/2017 17/10/2021
Jill Lake Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 12/10/2021
Michael James Scholey Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 10/10/2021
Paul Gavin Emsell Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 10/10/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Clive Smith Governor Appointed by GB/board 24/02/2016 23/02/2020
Sharon McIlvaney Governor Appointed by GB/board 07/12/2015 06/12/2019
Liza Johnson Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2015 24/08/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 004E

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