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
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 113847, DfE number: 839/3690
UKPRN: 10073794
Establishment status
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
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
9 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Susan Solly Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 1 February 2018 1 February 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Kate Woodhead Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2020 1 November 2024
Sally Hawkridge Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 14 October 2020 14 October 2024
Jenna Field Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Lisa Blackburn Appointed by LA 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Anita Penny Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 25 April 2019 24 April 2023
Charles Stewart Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21 April 2015 Not recorded
Paul Ruffle Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Geoff Tabor Governor Elected by parents 6 March 2017 5 March 2021
Jamie Ward Governor Elected by parents 6 March 2017 5 March 2021
Stephen Bowden Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 April 2017 30 September 2020
Jenna Kelly Governor Elected by school staff 29 March 2017 31 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Christchurch Town
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Christchurch 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Christchurch 006D

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Free school meals

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