Establishment Mountjoy School

URN: 113957

Community special school

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Tunnel Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HB
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Ms Gillian Howard
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
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 25 February 2016)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has 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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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 06/02/2020 05/02/2024


Name Appointed by From To
Rebecca Knox Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 06/02/2020 05/02/2024
Helen Farmer Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2019 27/11/2023
Marie Ansell Elected by parents 15/10/2019 14/10/2023
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
Mary Hall Appointed by GB/board 30/03/2017 29/03/2021
Gill Howard Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/06/2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Tracey Page Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/11/2019 31/05/2020
Rebecca Knox Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11/02/2016 10/02/2020
Mathew Colin Follas Governor Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2015 02/12/2019
Paula Mary Bates Governor Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2018 08/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Parliamentary constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
West Dorset 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
West Dorset 003B

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