Establishment Bridekirk Dovenby CofE Primary School

URN: 112270

Voluntary controlled school

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Dovenby, Cumbria, Bridekirk Dovenby School, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PG
Local authority
Cumbria (909)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Julia Fish
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 112270, DfE number: 909/3100
UKPRN: 10074926
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 20 October 2011)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Carlisle
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
Date last changed / confirmed
10 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 governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Julie Hodgson Appointed by LA 7 February 2019 7 February 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Nick Hawke Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 October 2021 4 October 2025
Rose Rowlands Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 October 2017 4 October 2025
Silvana Hewitt Appointed by GB/board 2 July 2021 2 July 2025
Jenny Hill Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 May 2021 20 May 2025
Lynsey Smith Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2017 17 May 2025
Leah Coe Elected by parents 12 July 2019 12 July 2023
Fiona Taylor Elected by school staff 10 June 2019 9 June 2023
John Wilks Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 January 2019 15 January 2023
Sarah Smith Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 January 2019 15 January 2023
Deborah Matthews Appointed by GB/board 21 May 2018 20 May 2022
Julie Hodgson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 30 November 2017 29 November 2021
Adrian Thompson Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 October 2014 Not recorded
Julia Fish Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Matthew Buckley Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 October 2017 4 October 2021
Mark Kinghan Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 27 September 2017 26 September 2021
Julie Hodgson Chair of governors Appointed by LA 7 February 2019 7 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Broughton St Bridgets
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Allerdale 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Allerdale 006C
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