Establishment Columbia Grange School

URN: 134184

Community special school

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Oxclose Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7NY
Local authority
Sunderland (394)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr John Lines
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 134184, DfE number: 394/7001
UKPRN: 10069402
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 4 March 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
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Number of pupils
Open date
1 September 2003
Reason establishment opened
Result of Amalgamation
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
16 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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

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Name Appointed by From To
Mike Bones Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2019 1 December 2023
David Howe Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 6 October 2023
Derek Freeman Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 6 October 2023
Henry Trueman Appointed by LA 27 September 2019 27 September 2023
Jane Henderson Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Andrew Holt Elected by parents 12 October 2018 12 October 2022
James Bell Elected by parents 12 October 2018 12 October 2022
Terry Goulding Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2017 12 December 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Julie McCann Governor Elected by school staff 15 October 2017 15 October 2021
Mike Bones Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 6 October 2021
Dawne Taylor Governor Elected by school staff 28 September 2017 28 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Washington Central
Parliamentary constituency
Washington and Sunderland West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sunderland 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sunderland 017E
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