Establishment Dorchester Middle School

URN: 138186

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Address
Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HS
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Headteacher Caroline Pluck
Phase of education
Middle deemed secondary
School type
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Academy sponsor
The Thomas Hardye Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138186, DfE number: 838/4031
UKPRN: 10037405
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01305265651
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 22 May 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
588
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 June 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
19.6%
Date last changed / confirmed
23 May 2022
Type of SEN provision
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
9
Resourced provision capacity
10
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Jan Dunne Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2022 31 December 2026

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Ben Martin Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2022 31 December 2026
Pat Bailey Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2022 31 December 2026
Stuart Legg Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2022 31 December 2026
Matt Weiss Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 May 2022 11 May 2026
Kelly Shutts Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 December 2020 30 November 2024
Peter Knell Not recorded Elected by parents 19 March 2019 18 March 2023
Caroline Pluck Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2022 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lisa Upchurch Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2022 23 March 2022
Robert Hattersley Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 January 2022 13 March 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Dorset
Ward
Dorchester West
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
X999999
Easting
368424
Northing
89935
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 009C
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Free school meals

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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.