Establishment Gillingham Primary School

URN: 113666

Community school

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School Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QR
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Susan Preston
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113666, DfE number: 838/2017
UKPRN: 10077117
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 01 November 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
16 December 2020
Type of SEN provision:
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Pamela Lynne (known as Lynne) White Appointed by GB/board 27 April 2016 26 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Chris Giles Appointed by GB/board 15 July 2020 14 July 2024
Jamie Paul Elected by parents 22 April 2020 21 April 2024
Susan Preston Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 16 December 2020 15 December 2023
Craig Sanderson Elected by parents 01 December 2020 30 November 2023
Emily Joanne Hall Appointed by GB/board 02 October 2019 02 October 2023
Eileen Brocklehurst Appointed by GB/board 26 April 2017 25 April 2023
Paricia Noelle Sherry Elected by school staff 29 April 2019 27 April 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jason Teal Governor Elected by parents 05 January 2017 04 January 2021
Susan Preston Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2013 12 December 2020
Alannah Carey Bates Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2018 01 September 2020
Robert Hoskins Governor Elected by parents 20 February 2018 01 September 2020
Chris Giles Governor Elected by parents 05 July 2016 04 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Parliamentary constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Dorset 001
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Dorset 001A

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