Establishment St James' Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School

URN: 113761

Voluntary controlled school

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This establishment closed on 31 December 2020. View details of linked establishments

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Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JN
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Jacqui Booth
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 113761, DfE number: 838/3017
UKPRN: 10080166
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 29 January 2014)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Salisbury
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
31 December 2020
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
Date last changed / confirmed
31 December 2020
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Diana Howlett Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 19 October 2017 30 December 2020
Elizabeth Barnard Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 11 December 2018 30 December 2020
Erica McKay Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 October 2017 30 December 2020
Geoffrey Pike Governor Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2017 30 December 2020
Georgina Butt Governor Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2017 30 December 2020
Jacqueline Booth Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2008 30 December 2020
Kezia Lee Governor Elected by school staff 12 September 2019 30 December 2020
Clifton Michael Beard Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 April 2016 27 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Stour & Allen Vale
Parliamentary constituency
North Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Dorset 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Dorset 005B

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