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)
Mrs Suzanne Garner
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5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
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URN: 113784, DfE number: 838/3157
UKPRN: 10080163
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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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
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Not recorded
Not applicable
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Lyn Paine Appointed by GB/board 01/08/2017 06/02/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Mal Lea Appointed by GB/board 31/10/2018 30/10/2022
Joanna Greatorex Elected by parents 10/11/2017 09/11/2021
Julie Pullman Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/03/2017 04/04/2021
Keith Bashford Appointed by LA 04/04/2017 03/04/2021
Jackie Dunford Appointed by GB/board 16/11/2016 15/11/2020
Pene Kennedy Foundation/sponsor members 31/10/2016 30/10/2020
Pene Kennedy Foundation/sponsor members 31/10/2016 30/10/2020
Craig Fletcher Elected by parents 01/04/2016 10/03/2020
Mark Phillips Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 16/10/2016 Not recorded
Suzanne Garner Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 25/02/2008 Not recorded
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
West Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 004B

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