Establishment Marchbank Free School

URN: 139691

Free schools special

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Mowden Hall, Barnes Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9BL
Local authority
Darlington (841)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Caroline Green
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Free schools special
Gender of entry
URN: 139691, DfE number: 841/7000
UKPRN: 10041718
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 16 June 2021)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not recorded
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2013
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
21 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Elizabeth McAllister Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2018 29 October 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David Hall Not recorded Elected by parents 10 December 2020 9 December 2024
Kimberley Malcolm Not recorded Elected by parents 10 December 2020 9 December 2024
Sally Raine Not recorded Elected by school staff 7 December 2020 6 December 2024
Wendy Turpin Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2016 19 October 2024
Germaine Michelle Holmes Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2020 9 September 2024
Chris Ashford Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 1 September 2023
Nigel Little Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 May 2015 5 May 2023
Bill Oldfield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 8 October 2018 7 October 2022
Jennifer Francis Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2018 14 January 2022
Caroline Green Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 6 January 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Johanne Hull Local governor Elected by school staff 15 July 2020 30 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Darlington 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Darlington 011D
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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