Establishment William Barnes Primary School

URN: 113676

Community school

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Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Karen Wrixon
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 113676, DfE number: 838/2034
UKPRN: 10072187
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 14 March 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
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Cliff Walters Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2019 24 November 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Hull Elected by school staff 20 September 2021 19 September 2025
Gilford Sweetenham Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23 November 2020 22 November 2024
Janine Wagner-Hale Elected by parents 15 June 2020 14 June 2024
Russell Field Appointed by GB/board 26 February 2021 25 February 2024
Annabel Smith Appointed by GB/board 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Maria Dixon-Amphett Appointed by LA 18 March 2019 17 March 2023
Rachel Barbet Appointed by GB/board 18 March 2019 17 March 2023

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Laura Gilham Governor Elected by school staff 16 September 2019 7 September 2021
David Luxton Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Vera Peevor Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2019 10 March 2021
Steve Lewis Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2019 22 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Sturminster Newton
Parliamentary constituency
North Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Dorset 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Dorset 004E
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