Establishment St Aidan's Church of England Academy

URN: 135314

Academy sponsor led

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Address
Hundens Lane, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1LL
Local authority
Darlington (841)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Dean Lythgoe
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy sponsor
Diocese of Durham
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 135314, DfE number: 841/6905
UKPRN: 10023010
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01325373770
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 January 2020)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Durham
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
551
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2007
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
31%
Date last changed / confirmed
16 January 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Patrick Meirion Baker Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 December 2022 7 December 2026

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sean Limbrick Appointed by foundation/Trust 12 January 2024 11 January 2028
Lucy Wiper Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2023 5 December 2027
Marco Ramsey Appointed by GB/board 6 December 2023 5 December 2027
Hannah Lucas Foundation/sponsor members 9 February 2023 8 February 2027
Marc Edward Crossland Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Molly Robinson Elected by school staff 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Ruth Lowbridge Appointed by academy members 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Sarah Clough Elected by parents 7 December 2022 6 December 2026
Alan James Marshall Appointed by LA 9 October 2018 17 October 2026
Anita Blackburn Appointed by GB/board 7 November 2018 17 October 2026
Jo Keane Elected by school staff 1 December 2021 30 November 2025
Dean Lythgoe Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 22 June 2022 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Anne Crossland Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2007
David Crossland Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2007
Gill Booth Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2023
Nigel Wylrey-Birch Foundation/sponsor members 31 October 2021
Patrick Meirion Baker Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 December 2022

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Dean Lythgoe 2 September 2022 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Nicola Greaves 21 November 2022 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Paul Rickeard Member Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
Clare Kelly Boswell Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 December 2019 5 July 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
North East
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
District
Darlington
Ward
Stephenson
Parliamentary constituency
Darlington
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000005
Easting
430353
Northing
514603
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
10013315225
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Darlington 009
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Darlington 009C
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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.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

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