Establishment Dorset Studio School

URN: 140977

Studio schools

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Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PX
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Annetta Minard
Phase of education
School type
Studio schools
Gender of entry
URN: 140977, DfE number: 838/4003
UKPRN: 10047092
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 14 September 2017)
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Religious character
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Does not apply
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Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2014
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Andy Daw Appointed by academy members 1 October 2020 22 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Kaye Chittenden Appointed by academy members 23 March 2015 22 March 2023
Joanne Manley Elected by parents 1 December 2018 30 November 2022
Annetta Minard Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 May 2015 30 April 2022
Mark Gibbens Appointed by academy members 1 October 2020 24 April 2022


Name Appointed by From
Luke Rake Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2016
Mike Foley Original (signatory) members 14 November 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Annetta Minard 1 May 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Anna Carvisiglia 14 January 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Martha Vigar Trustee Appointed by academy members 29 January 2018 26 August 2021
Avril Harrison Trustee Appointed by academy members 23 March 2015 20 July 2021
James Tirrell Member Original (signatory) members 14 November 2012 17 June 2021
Robert Lasseter Trustee Appointed by academy members 25 April 2014 17 June 2021
Michael John Faulkner Member Appointed by academy members 23 January 2017 11 January 2021
Timothy Stephens Member Appointed by academy members 29 January 2018 11 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Charminster St Mary's
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 004A
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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