Establishment Cerne Abbas CofE VC First School

URN: 113759

Voluntary controlled school

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Duck Street, Cerne Abbas, Cerne Abbas First School, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7LA
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Mrs Catherine Cresswell
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113759, DfE number: 838/3009
UKPRN: 10080167
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 15 February 2011)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Salisbury
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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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Barbara Southcott Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2018 02/12/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Brendan Carikas Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2020 05/07/2024
Jonathan Still Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/06/2020 31/05/2024
John Smythe Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 20/01/2020 19/01/2024
Adam Gough Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25/11/2019 24/11/2023
Julie Daulby Appointed by GB/board 25/03/2019 24/03/2023
Russell Goodall Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
Alexandra Ryan Elected by school staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Catherine Cresswell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Daphne Judith Burnham Foundation/sponsor members 23/06/2017 22/06/2021
Fiona Hyden Foundation/sponsor members 03/05/2017 02/05/2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Simon Wall Governor Appointed by GB/board 04/07/2016 03/07/2020
Amanda Gallaher Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/01/2016 31/12/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Chalk Valleys
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural village
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 004A

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