Establishment St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Christchurch

URN: 113848

Voluntary aided school

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Dorset Road, Somerford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3DA
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Elizabeth Rippon
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113848, DfE number: 839/3691
UKPRN: 10069800
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 12 September 2018)
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Religious character:
Roman Catholic
Diocese of Portsmouth (rc)
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Brigid Hincks Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Rachel McMillan Appointed by GB/board 02/10/2015 01/10/2023
John Chadwick Appointed by foundation/Trust 23/11/2018 22/11/2022
Margaret Bond Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Peter Barry Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Peter Hartley Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Michael Board Appointed by foundation/Trust 21/05/2018 20/05/2022
Nicola Dennison Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 25/04/2018 24/04/2022
Samantha James Elected by school staff 02/10/2017 01/10/2021
Sinead Cheeseborough Appointed by GB/board 13/09/2013 31/08/2021
Victoria Merifield Elected by parents 01/09/2013 31/08/2021
Nick Mills Elected by parents 02/03/2013 28/02/2021
Brian Cassidy Appointed by foundation/Trust 20/01/2017 19/01/2021
Elizabeth Rippon Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Louise Buxton Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2009 31/12/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Burton & Grange
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Christchurch 005
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Christchurch 005B

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