Establishment Fernhurst Junior School

URN: 116221

Community school

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Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0AG
Local authority
Portsmouth (851)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Roberta Kirby
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 116221, DfE number: 851/2714
UKPRN: 10079067
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 November 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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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
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Sally Cooke Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2017 31 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Christopher Shelton Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2017 17 October 2025
Brenda Schouller Appointed by GB/board 19 May 2021 19 May 2025
Meg Palamidas Elected by parents 19 May 2021 19 May 2025
Brian Simmons Elected by parents 14 October 2020 14 October 2024
Bernadette Castellano Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2017 31 October 2023
Steve Wemyss Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 2 October 2019 2 October 2023
Cliff Pledge Appointed by GB/board 17 July 2019 17 July 2023
Clare Goodall Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 1 September 2022
Claire King Elected by school staff 23 May 2018 23 May 2022
Roberta Kirby Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 1996 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Nicola Clark Governor Elected by parents 8 February 2017 8 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Central Southsea
Parliamentary constituency
Portsmouth South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Portsmouth 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Portsmouth 019B
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