Establishment The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form

URN: 121679

Community school

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Richmond Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5HY
Local authority:
North Yorkshire (815)
Mrs Julia Polley
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11 to 18
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 121679, DfE number: 815/4075
UKPRN: 10007390
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 February 2017)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Robert Spensely Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18/09/2019 17/09/2023
Roger Harrison-Topham Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/06/2019 31/05/2023
Jane Ritchie Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 09/05/2018 08/05/2022
Rebecca Carlin Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2018 08/05/2022
Sharon Watkins Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2018 08/05/2022
Julia Polley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2016 31/12/2020
Siobhan Brosnan Elected by school staff 01/06/2016 31/05/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Gillian Collinson Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2018 17/03/2020
Gillian Collinson Governor Elected by parents 18/03/2016 17/03/2020
Jo Cunnington Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18/09/2019 06/02/2020
Andrew Jones Governor Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2015 24/09/2019
Mavis Parry Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/06/2015 31/05/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary Constituency:
Richmond (Yorks)
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Richmondshire 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Richmondshire 006F

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