Establishment Dorothy Gardner Nursery School

URN: 101105

Local authority nursery school

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293 Shirland Road, 293 Shirland Rd, London, W9 3JY
Local authority
Westminster (213)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Ben Commins
Phase of education
School type
Local authority nursery school
Gender of entry
URN: 101105, DfE number: 213/1046
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 11 October 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
6 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Carol Foyle Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 31 January 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Ben Commins Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 December 2019 11 December 2023
Angela Piddock Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 31 August 2019 30 August 2023
Emma Sweeney Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 31 August 2019 30 August 2023
Lauren Anne Hankinson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 6 March 2019 5 March 2023
Judith Lawrence Elected by school staff 28 February 2019 27 February 2023
Helen Cooke Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 14 November 2018 14 November 2022
Nada Calovska Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 15 November 2018 14 November 2022
Helen Katharine Civil Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Ernestine Fiertz Appointed by GB/board 22 February 2018 21 February 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Carol Susan Foyle Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 2 January 2019 1 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Queen's Park
Parliamentary constituency
Westminster North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Westminster 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Westminster 004A
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Free school meals

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