Establishment Ferndown Upper School

URN: 113854

Community school

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Cherry Grove, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EY
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Philip Jones
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 113854, DfE number: 838/4022
UKPRN: 10002443
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 12 May 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
3 September 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
Robert Osborough Appointed by GB/board 15 October 2019 14 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Barry William Bennett Appointed by GB/board 7 July 2020 6 July 2024
Richard Stanbrook Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 27 January 2020 26 January 2024
Alex James Andrew Crutchley Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 2 December 2023
Tonja Ackroyd Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
Nigel Edward Harris Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 15 July 2023
Gary Stone Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2013 14 July 2023
Jason Milsom Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Clive Dedman Appointed by GB/board 9 November 2018 8 November 2022
Kimi Bothamley Elected by school staff 22 May 2018 21 May 2022
Samantha Elizabeth Moore Elected by parents 10 November 2017 9 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Toni Moss Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2019 2 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Ferndown North
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)
East Dorset 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Dorset 009E
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