Establishment Croft Community School

URN: 114340

Community special school

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Greencroft Road End, Annfield Plain, Stanley, DH9 8PR
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Andrea English
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 114340, DfE number: 840/7013
UKPRN: 10015548
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 6 December 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
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
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Clive Hubery Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 1 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Gary McCallum Elected by parents 3 April 2017 3 April 2025
Lynn Kipling Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2020 12 July 2024
Fiona Wood Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2020 10 July 2024
Rebecca Farrow Elected by school staff 18 November 2019 18 November 2023
Barbara Fortune Elected by school staff 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Gavin Thompson Elected by school staff 14 June 2019 4 June 2023
Judith Benson Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 4 April 2023
Lee Davis Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 4 April 2023
Martyn Tweddle Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 4 April 2023
Peter Bodo Elected by parents 1 September 2018 13 March 2023
Stephen Bowron Elected by parents 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Myra Smith Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Margaret Farrow Appointed by GB/board 29 March 2018 28 March 2022
Andrea English Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
David Walker Appointed by GB/board 9 November 2017 12 October 2021
Joan Nicholson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 28 February 2017 27 September 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Carol Elsbury Governor Appointed by GB/board 4 August 2015 1 November 2020
Jordan Curtis Governor Elected by parents 25 September 2016 25 September 2020
Hugh Embleton Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2016 30 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Annfield Plain
Parliamentary constituency
North Durham
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 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 006C

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