Establishment The Duchess's Community High School

URN: 122362

Community school

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Taylor Drive, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2DH
Local authority
Northumberland (929)
Headteacher / Principal
Co Headteacher Alan Rogers & James Wilson
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 122362, DfE number: 929/4438
UKPRN: 10006656
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 May 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
12 November 2021
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
Lesley Ilderton Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2021 5 December 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Lalage Bosanquet Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2021 14 May 2025
Peter Johnson Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2020 29 June 2024
Scott Rennie Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
Steve Wilkes Appointed by GB/board 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
David Arscott Elected by parents 10 July 2019 9 July 2023
James Clark Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2019 26 March 2023
Rachel Milburn Elected by school staff 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Lesley Ilderton Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Claire Telfer Elected by parents 3 May 2018 2 May 2022
Alan Rogers & James Wilson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elaine Smith Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 23 August 2018 31 August 2021
Peter Ayres Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Ian Walker Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2017 31 March 2021
Carole Rae Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2017 31 December 2020
Maurice Hall Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2004 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Northumberland 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Northumberland 004A
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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