Establishment Teesdale School and Sixth Form

URN: 144496

Academy sponsor led

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Prospect Place, Barnard Castle, DL12 8HH
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Janice Gorlach
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
North East Learning Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 144496, DfE number: 840/4007
UKPRN: 10063177
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 19 June 2019)
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Religious character:
Not recorded
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01 September 2016
Fresh Start
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
20 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Suzanne Duncan Not recorded Appointed by academy members 01 September 2017 31 August 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Belinda Thompson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01 October 2020 30 September 2023
Fiona Gregory Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01 October 2020 30 September 2023
Nicola Hickman Not recorded Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 01 September 2020 31 August 2023
Chris Whitehead Not recorded Elected by school staff 28 October 2019 27 October 2022
Tracy Tuck Not recorded Elected by school staff 02 October 2019 01 October 2022
Daniel Murray Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 January 2019 13 January 2022
Janice Gorlach Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Margaret Farrow Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 16 April 2018 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
County Durham
Barnard Castle West
Parliamentary constituency:
Bishop Auckland
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 066
Lower super output area (LSOA):
County Durham 066B

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