Establishment Wolsingham School

URN: 114297

Community school

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The Grammar School Building, West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3DJ
Local authority:
Durham (840)
Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114297, DfE number: 840/4139
UKPRN: 10007575
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 23 May 2018)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Anita Savory Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2019 26/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Bell Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2019 31/08/2023
Joan Sutherland Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2019 31/08/2023
Robert Hopkinson Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2019 31/08/2023
Rev Whalley Appointed by GB/board 25/11/2018 25/11/2022
Mark Allen Elected by parents 09/02/2018 09/02/2022
Ian Simpson Elected by school staff 23/04/2013 23/04/2021
Robert George Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2013 01/04/2021
Bessie Robinson Appointed by GB/board 06/11/2008 11/01/2021
Samantha Raine Elected by parents 02/11/2016 01/11/2020
Sarah Kitching Appointed by GB/board 27/05/2016 26/05/2020
Paul Dixon Elected by parents 22/03/2016 31/03/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrew Craddock Governor Elected by parents 20/10/2017 04/12/2019
Anita Savory Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2018 26/09/2019
Bruno Porter Governor Appointed by GB/board 31/08/2015 31/08/2019
Conner Brown Governor Elected by school staff 06/11/2017 31/08/2019
Elizabeth Bell Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2012 31/08/2019
Joan Sutherland Governor Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2015 31/08/2019
Robert Hopkinson Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/11/2007 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary Constituency:
North West Durham
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
County Durham 042
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
County Durham 042E

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