Establishment Downlands Community School

URN: 113659

Community school

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Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8BG
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr James Rielly
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 113659, DfE number: 838/2002
UKPRN: 10076065
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 3 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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
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Date last changed / confirmed
24 November 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
Jeremy Osborne Appointed by GB/board 17 October 2012 1 July 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Anthony Muers Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 7 October 2020 1 November 2024
Angela Cansfield Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Janette Crosby Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2010 31 July 2024
Keith Dawson Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2019 1 February 2023
James Rielly Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lyndsay Creese Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 May 2019 31 August 2021
Glenn Paterson Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18 July 2017 18 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Cranborne Chase
Parliamentary constituency
North Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Dorset 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Dorset 006E
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