Establishment Ribbon School

URN: 138633

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Barnes Road, Murton, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 9QR
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Ashleigh Sheridan
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138633, DfE number: 840/3517
UKPRN: 10038589
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Louise Hall Appointed by GB/board 5 April 2017 14 March 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Laurie Betty Appointed by academy members 7 May 2021 6 May 2025
Elaine Chandler Appointed by GB/board 15 March 2021 14 March 2025
Peter Garrod Elected by parents 12 February 2021 11 February 2025
Kirsty Smoughton Elected by school staff 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Ian Stephenson Appointed by academy members 1 September 2018 31 August 2024
Julie Griffiths Elected by parents 23 October 2019 22 October 2023
Victoria Raby Appointed by academy members 10 June 2019 9 June 2023
John Murray Elected by school staff 22 October 2018 21 October 2022
Kathy McAvoy Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Michael Morton Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Ashleigh Sheridan Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2017 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Christopher Raby Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 March 2018
Joanne Weightman Appointed by academy members 26 February 2014
Louise Hall Appointed by GB/board 5 April 2017
Stephen G Ball Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 12 December 2018
Susan Hardy Original (signatory) members 1 September 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Ashleigh Sheridan 1 January 2017 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jane Henderson 18 October 2012 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 018F
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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