Establishment The Priory Church of England Primary School

URN: 113847

Voluntary aided school

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Wick Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HX
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Paul Ruffle
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113847, DfE number: 839/3690
UKPRN: 10073794
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 22 March 2018)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Winchester
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Susan Solly Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/02/2018 01/02/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Evans Foundation/sponsor members 18/03/2020 18/03/2024
Anita Penny Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 25/04/2019 24/04/2023
Stephen Bowden Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2017 02/04/2021
Jenna Kelly Elected by school staff 29/03/2017 28/03/2021
Geoff Tabor Elected by parents 06/03/2017 05/03/2021
Jamie Ward Elected by parents 06/03/2017 05/03/2021
Charles Stewart Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21/04/2015 Not recorded
Paul Ruffle Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Maureen Whiles Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 31/12/2015 29/12/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Christchurch Town
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Christchurch 006
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Christchurch 006D

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