Establishment Turncroft Nursery School

URN: 119099

Local authority nursery school

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Highfield Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2DN
Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Elizabeth Shears
Phase of education
School type
Local authority nursery school
Gender of entry
URN: 119099, DfE number: 889/1039
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 17 December 2019)
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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
29 September 2020
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

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Celia Rushton Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Adelle Adams Elected by parents 12 November 2019 12 November 2022
Michelle Brindle Appointed by GB/board 27 October 2019 27 October 2022
Damian Collins Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2018 27 September 2022
Linda Lawrence Elected by school staff 31 August 2012 31 August 2022
Lisa Barker Elected by parents 31 October 2017 31 October 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Celia Rushton Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Darwen South
Parliamentary constituency
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 015
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 015A

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