Establishment Damers First School

URN: 113665

Community school

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Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3DF
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Mrs Catherine Smith
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5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113665, DfE number: 838/2015
UKPRN: 10075233
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 04 October 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
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Not recorded
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Michelle Cheeseman Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 06/12/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Joanne Wibley Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2015 01/07/2023
Ruth Bettenson Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2015 01/07/2023
Sandra Scott Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2015 01/07/2023
Claire Angell Elected by parents 05/11/2018 05/11/2022
Marian Zvara Appointed by GB/board 05/11/2018 05/11/2022
Sophie Duke Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 08/02/2018 08/02/2022
Tom Bracey Elected by school staff 06/12/2016 06/12/2020
Margaret Moss Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2018 10/04/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Terry Putnam Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2015 01/07/2019
Mandie Gillard Governor Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2016 23/05/2019
Frankie Daly Governor Elected by parents 03/11/2014 03/11/2018
Margaret Moss Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 26/03/2012 31/08/2018
Michelle Cheeseman Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2016 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
West Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 009F

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