Establishment The Prince of Wales School

URN: 113747

Community school

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Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HH
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Gary Spracklen
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113747, DfE number: 838/2262
UKPRN: 10080168
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 22 June 2018)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Kevin Tatchell Elected by parents 13/06/2020 01/09/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Emma Brown Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2019 02/09/2023
Nicola Keynes Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2019 02/09/2023
Claire West Elected by parents 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Suzanne Rideout Appointed by GB/board 06/02/2018 05/02/2022
Martin Butcher Appointed by GB/board 13/06/2020 28/11/2021
Emma Louise Moysey Elected by parents 03/10/2017 02/10/2021
Julia Nineham Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2017 25/09/2021
Barbara Thomas Elected by school staff 11/09/2017 11/09/2021
Gary Andrew Spracklen Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Clare Elizabeth Tarling Appointed by GB/board 08/11/2016 07/11/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kevin Tatchell Governor Elected by parents 01/09/2019 12/06/2020
Martin Butcher Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2017 12/06/2020
Martin Butcher Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2017 12/06/2020
Tim Emerton Governor Elected by parents 20/03/2016 20/03/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Dorchester Poundbury
Parliamentary constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
West Dorset 009
Lower super output area (LSOA):
West Dorset 009C

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