Establishment St Mary's Church of England First School, Charminster

URN: 113784

Voluntary controlled school

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West Hill, Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9RD
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Suzanne Garner
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 113784, DfE number: 838/3157
UKPRN: 10080163
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 26 June 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Salisbury
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
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 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
Lyn Paine Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2020 12 December 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Pene Kennedy Foundation/sponsor members 1 April 2021 1 April 2025
Jackie Dunford Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2016 15 November 2024
Brian Boyes Elected by parents 20 January 2020 20 January 2023
Julie Pullman Appointed by GB/board 3 April 2021 4 April 2022
Joanna Greatorex Elected by parents 10 November 2017 9 November 2021
Mark Phillips Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 16 October 2016 Not recorded
Suzanne Garner Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 25 February 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Julie May Governor Elected by school staff 10 December 2020 23 July 2021
Keith Bashford Governor Appointed by LA 4 April 2017 3 April 2021
Lyn Paine Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2017 6 February 2021
Pene Kennedy Governor Foundation/sponsor members 31 October 2016 30 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Charminster St Mary's
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 004B
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