Establishment Shaftesbury School

URN: 140898

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Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Mr Tim Farrer
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11 to 18
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Academy sponsor:
Southern Academy Trust
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URN: 140898, DfE number: 838/4511
UKPRN: 10046205
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 May 2017)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Salisbury
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
Boarding school
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Vivien Johnson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/06/2018 31/05/2020

Local governors

Local governors
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Margaret Hillson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 12/03/2021
Michael Lesser Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 12/03/2021
Paul Whiteman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13/03/2019 12/03/2021
Susan Minshaw Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/03/2019 06/03/2021
Isabel Ault Not recorded Elected by parents 09/05/2018 08/05/2020
Andy Cheney Not recorded Elected by parents 06/11/2017 05/11/2019
Theresa Elphick Not recorded Elected by school staff 21/07/2017 20/07/2019

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Timothy Farrer Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 24/04/2017 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
North Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
North Dorset 003
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
North Dorset 003B

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