Establishment Dedham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 115076

Voluntary controlled school

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Parson's Field, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6BZ
Local authority
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr David Larner
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 115076, DfE number: 881/3022
UKPRN: 10072449
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 21 September 2012)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Chelmsford
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Antony Regan Appointed by LA 25 January 2021 24 January 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Christine Frost Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 May 2021 23 May 2025
Richard Hopkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 May 2021 20 May 2025
Leanne Proctor Elected by school staff 26 April 2021 26 April 2025
Ian Morehouse Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020 28 September 2024
Aaron Orchard Elected by parents 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
Ian Lovelock Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
Matthew Barnett Elected by parents 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
Lisa Ellis Appointed by GB/board 22 October 2019 21 October 2023
Louise Fenn Appointed by GB/board 22 October 2019 21 October 2023
Anthony Wilson Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21 November 2016 Not recorded
David Gary Larner Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Edward Cartwright Governor Elected by parents 20 July 2017 19 July 2021
Antony Regan Chair of governors Appointed by LA 9 March 2021 29 June 2021
Rachel Brown Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2019 28 June 2021
Antony Regan Governor Appointed by LA 30 June 2017 8 March 2021
Grant Buchanan Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 July 2018 8 March 2021
Jason Dearsley Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 July 2019 8 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Rural North
Parliamentary constituency
Harwich and North Essex
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Colchester 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Colchester 001B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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