Establishment Manor Park Church of England First School

URN: 113791

Voluntary controlled school

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Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2BH
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Melanie Pallister
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 113791, DfE number: 838/3210
UKPRN: 10080162
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 21 November 2018)
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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
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
4 January 2021
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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Patrick Myers Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Steven Murphy Appointed by GB/board 7 February 2021 6 February 2025
Kelly Tipton Elected by parents 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Jennifer Young Elected by school staff 1 October 2016 30 September 2023
Anna Jackson Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2018 31 August 2022
Emma Newman Elected by parents 1 June 2018 31 May 2022
Jill Hooper Elected by parents 1 June 2018 31 May 2022
Mark Branson Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2017 31 October 2021
Melanie Pallister Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Declan Cummings Governor Appointed by GB/board 14 September 2019 31 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Dorchester East
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 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 010F

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