Establishment Beaminster School

URN: 113884

Voluntary controlled school

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Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3EP
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Mr Keith Hales
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113884, DfE number: 838/4505
UKPRN: 10000594
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 September 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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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Mark Carter Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 06/01/2018 05/01/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Jill Forster Elected by school staff 20/06/2019 19/06/2023
Bridget Millwood Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2015 31/12/2022
David Solly Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2015 31/12/2022
Judith Brazier Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2015 31/12/2022
Nicola Chalkley Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2015 31/12/2022
Geoffrey Townsend Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2018 18/09/2022
Robin Amswych Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/01/2018 31/12/2021
Trevor Wickens Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2017 31/12/2021
Sally Ann Palmer Elected by parents 10/10/2017 09/10/2021
Ann Hawkins Elected by parents 26/09/2017 25/09/2021
Christopher Baker Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2017 31/12/2020
Philippa Loder Appointed by GB/board 24/05/2016 23/05/2020
Lynne Humphries Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
Penelope Strong Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
David Baldwin Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/02/2011 Not recorded
Keith Hales Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Webb Governor Appointed by GB/board 21/01/2015 31/12/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
West Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 003
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 003B

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