Establishment The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury

URN: 113850

Voluntary aided school

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St James's Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8HQ
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Michael Salisbury
Age range: Help with age range field
4 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113850, DfE number: 838/3693
UKPRN: 10073793
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 21 March 2017)
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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 / Reason:
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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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Ed Denham Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/10/2019 06/10/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Charlotte Marshall Elected by school staff 29/04/2020 28/04/2024
Margaret Derrett Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2019 31/10/2023
Katie Thompson Appointed by LA 15/05/2019 14/05/2023
Michael Salisbury Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 03/09/2018 02/09/2022
Sarah Adams Elected by parents 25/01/2017 24/01/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Bridgette Browne Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 26/06/2019 08/07/2020
Kirsty Clarke Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 09/09/2019 01/06/2020
Helen Harrow Governor Elected by parents 29/04/2020 28/04/2020
Rachel Gosling Governor Elected by school staff 04/07/2017 25/02/2020
David Leo Preston Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-West England
Government office region (GOR):
South West
Shaftesbury Town
Parliamentary constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Dorset 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Dorset 003D

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Free school meals

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