Establishment The Oaks Secondary School

URN: 134662

Community special school

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Address
Rock Road, Spennymoor, DL16 7DB
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Andrea English
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 134662, DfE number: 840/7033
UKPRN: 10018241
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Website
Not recorded
Telephone
01388827380
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 27 February 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
337
Open date
1 September 2005
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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49.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
10 October 2022
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
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
Clive Hubery Appointed by GB/board 2 September 2019 1 September 2023

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Myra Smith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2015 31 August 2026
Laura Henderson Elected by parents 24 June 2022 24 June 2026
Margaret Farrow Appointed by GB/board 29 March 2018 28 March 2026
Andrea English Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 January 2026
Joan Nicholson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 28 September 2017 27 September 2025
Lee Brannigan Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2021 7 July 2025
Gill Stringer Appointed by GB/board 8 June 2021 7 June 2025
Gary McCallum Appointed by GB/board 4 April 2017 3 April 2025
Lynn Kipling Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 12 July 2024
Fiona Wood Appointed by GB/board 11 July 2020 10 July 2024
Rebecca Farrow Elected by school staff 18 November 2019 18 November 2023
Barbara Fortune Elected by parents 31 August 2019 31 August 2023
Gavin Thompson Elected by school staff 14 June 2019 4 June 2023
Judith Benson Appointed by GB/board 5 April 2019 4 April 2023
Lee Davis Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 4 April 2023
Martyn Tweddle Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 4 April 2023
Peter Bodo Elected by parents 1 September 2015 13 March 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Bowron Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 December 2018 5 January 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
District
County Durham
Ward
Spennymoor
Parliamentary constituency
Bishop Auckland
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000047
Easting
425171
Northing
532980
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 052
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 052E
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.