Establishment Gillingham School

URN: 113882

Voluntary controlled school

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Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Paul Nicholson
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113882, DfE number: 838/4503
UKPRN: 10002671
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 11 July 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not recorded
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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
Guy Lowton Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/10/2019 30/04/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Charlotte Willis-Clarke Appointed by GB/board 16/01/2020 15/01/2024
Tim Sharp Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/05/2017 31/10/2023
Paula Davidson Elected by parents 01/12/2018 31/12/2022
Emma Vallender Elected by school staff 01/12/2018 30/11/2022
Jane Rees Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2014 30/11/2022
Su Hunt Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2018 30/11/2022
Richard Harvey Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
Clive Drake Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/08/2018 31/07/2022
Maggie Ayre Elected by parents 01/04/2018 30/04/2022
Patrick Andrews Elected by parents 01/04/2018 30/04/2022
Andrew Jenkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/10/2017 31/10/2021
Neil Denmar Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2017 31/10/2021
Paul Nicholson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Guy Lowton Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/05/2017 30/05/2021
Matthew Lake Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2016 30/11/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Janet Robson Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/11/2018 31/12/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Parliamentary constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Dorset 001
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Dorset 001A

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