Ferndown Upper School

URN: 113854

Community school

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Cherry Grove, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EY
Local authority:
Dorset (835)
Mr Philip Jones
Age range: Help with this field
13 to 19
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113854, DfE number: 835/4022
UKPRN: 10002443
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 12 May 2016)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Hilary Billimore Appointed by GB/board 27/09/2016 14/07/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Walter James Halliwell Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 26/09/2018 25/09/2022
Kimi Bothamley Elected by school staff 22/05/2018 21/05/2022
Samantha Elizabeth Moore Elected by parents 10/11/2017 09/11/2021
Judith Ruth Wateridge Appointed by GB/board 13/10/2017 12/10/2021
Richard Charles Stanbrook Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19/11/2015 18/11/2019
Linda Thornton Appointed by GB/board 29/10/2018 29/10/2019
David Young Appointed by GB/board 10/11/2008 14/07/2019
Gary Stone Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2013 14/07/2019
Hilary Billimore Appointed by GB/board 22/09/2008 14/07/2019
Robert Irvine Osborough Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2012 14/07/2019

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrew Charles Parry Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29/11/2016 05/06/2018
Jenny Thwaites Governor Elected by school staff 23/03/2016 08/05/2018
John Anthony Bagwell Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2013 27/03/2018
Steven Riddington Governor Elected by parents 20/11/2009 08/12/2017
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
East Dorset
Ferndown Central
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
East Dorset 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
East Dorset 009E

Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free School Meals

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