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)
Mrs Lesley Mavin
Age range: Help with age range field
2 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 134184, DfE number: 394/7001
UKPRN: 10069402
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 23 February 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Open date / Reason:
Result of Amalgamation
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Derek Freeman Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Mike Bones Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2019 01/12/2023
Henry Trueman Appointed by LA 27/09/2019 27/09/2023
Jane Henderson Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2018 06/12/2022
Andrew Holt Elected by parents 12/10/2018 12/10/2022
James Bell Elected by parents 12/10/2018 12/10/2022
Terry Goulding Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2017 12/12/2021
Helen Connify Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11/11/2017 11/11/2021
Julie McCann Elected by school staff 15/10/2017 15/10/2021
Dawne Taylor Elected by school staff 28/09/2017 28/09/2021
David Howe Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 22/03/2016 22/03/2020
Lesley Mavin Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mike Bones Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 01/12/2015 01/12/2019
Henry Trueman Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 27/09/2015 27/09/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
Washington Central
Parliamentary Constituency:
Washington and Sunderland West
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sunderland 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sunderland 017E

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