Gillingham School

URN: 113882

Voluntary controlled school

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Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP
Local authority:
Dorset (835)
Mr Paul Nicholson
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113882, DfE number: 835/4503
UKPRN: 10002671
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 11 July 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Close date / Reason:
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Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Robin Hussey Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/08/2018 31/07/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Paula Davidson Elected by parents 18/12/2018 17/12/2022
Emma Vallender Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/12/2018 02/12/2022
Jane Rees Appointed by GB/board 02/12/2018 02/12/2022
Janet Robson Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 29/11/2018 28/11/2022
Su Hunt Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2018 01/11/2022
Richard Harvey Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
Clive Drake Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/08/2018 31/07/2022
Patrick Andrews Elected by parents 01/04/2018 30/04/2022
Maggie Ayre Elected by parents 16/04/2018 15/04/2022
Neil Denmar Appointed by GB/board 31/10/2017 30/10/2021
Andrew Jenkins Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/10/2017 03/10/2021
Paul Nicholson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Guy Lowton Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/05/2017 30/04/2021
Tim Sharp Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2017 30/04/2021
Matthew Lake Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2016 20/11/2020

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Gordon Brown Governor Elected by parents 04/12/2014 03/12/2018
Gordon Raymond Governor Appointed by GB/board 04/12/2014 03/12/2018
Emma Vallender Governor Elected by school staff 24/11/2014 23/11/2018
Jane Rees Governor Appointed by GB/board 17/11/2014 16/11/2018
Su Hunt Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/10/2014 05/10/2018
Janet Robson Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 04/10/2014 03/10/2018
Greg Walker Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2006 01/08/2018
Janet Robson Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 01/12/2017 01/08/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
North Dorset
Gillingham Town
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
North Dorset 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
North Dorset 001A

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