Establishment Ferndown First School

URN: 113667

Community school

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Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9FB
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Mrs Joanne DI-Pede
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5 to 9
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School type:
Community school
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URN: 113667, DfE number: 838/2020
UKPRN: 10068707
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 04 May 2016)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Clarke Appointed by GB/board 03/10/2018 03/10/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Robert Harvey Elected by parents 16/07/2019 15/07/2023
Robert Hooper Appointed by GB/board 09/07/2015 08/07/2023
Jo Di-Pede Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 30/04/2007 01/05/2023
Kate Searle Elected by parents 11/10/2018 10/10/2022
Paul Clarke Appointed by GB/board 03/10/2018 02/10/2022
Elizabeth Bishop Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 07/06/2018 06/06/2022
Kristie Lovegrove Elected by school staff 22/02/2018 21/02/2022
Christopher Morgan Appointed by GB/board 11/01/2018 10/01/2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Almond Governor Appointed by GB/board 27/04/2018 23/01/2020
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Ferndown North
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
East Dorset 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
East Dorset 009E

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