Establishment Stower Provost Community School

URN: 113674

Community school

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Woodville Stour Provost, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5LX
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr James Stanford
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113674, DfE number: 838/2030
UKPRN: 10072188
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 27 March 2019)
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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
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No 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:
1 March 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Vanessa Lucas Appointed by GB/board 23 March 2017 22 March 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Sarah MacAndrew Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 23 September 2020 22 September 2024
Richard Boulton Appointed by GB/board 24 June 2020 23 June 2024
Eve Ryall Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 February 2020 26 February 2024
Richard Hillam Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 February 2020 25 February 2024
Elizabeth Clasby Elected by school staff 3 April 2019 2 April 2023
James Stanford Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 19 March 2018 18 March 2022
Claire Heasman Elected by parents 5 March 2018 4 March 2022
Nigel Lithgow Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2017 5 March 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Vanessa Lucas Governor Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2016 23 September 2020
James Stanford Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 19 March 2018 3 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) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Dorset 002
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Dorset 002D

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