Establishment Mountjoy School

URN: 113957

Community special school

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Tunnel Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HB
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Miss Jackie Shanks
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113957, DfE number: 838/7007
UKPRN: 10016614
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 25 February 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Gillian Alison Acton Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2016 22/03/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Madhara Davies Elected by parents 16/10/2018 15/10/2022
John Ryde Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2018 10/10/2022
Susan Mary Gurney-Legg Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2018 11/07/2022
Mary Maureen Granger Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Paula Mary Bates Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Mary Hall Appointed by GB/board 30/03/2017 29/03/2021
Rebecca Knox Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11/02/2016 10/02/2020
Mathew Colin Follas Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2015 02/12/2019
Jacqueline Shanks Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Witham Governor Appointed by GB/board 12/10/2017 05/04/2019
Clive Chamberlain Governor Appointed by GB/board 12/10/2017 13/12/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
West Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 003
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 003B

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School capacity

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