The Blandford School

URN: 113888

Voluntary controlled school

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Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SQ
Local authority:
Dorset (835)
Mrs Sally Wilson
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113888, DfE number: 835/4510
UKPRN: 10006602
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 18 January 2018)
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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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Type of SEN provision:
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Peter Slocombe Appointed by GB/board 16/09/2018 17/09/2022
Tracy Parsons Appointed by GB/board 16/09/2018 17/09/2022
Jill Stevens Appointed by GB/board 15/09/2018 16/09/2022
Martin Richley Appointed by GB/board 17/09/2018 16/09/2022
Ruth Disbrow Appointed by GB/board 15/09/2018 16/09/2022
Peter Peplow Appointed by GB/board 13/09/2018 12/09/2022
Steven John Richardson Appointed by GB/board 03/05/2018 02/05/2022
Sarah Jane Knight Elected by parents 28/03/2018 27/03/2022
Elizabeth Bishopp Appointed by GB/board 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
John Seaton Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
Mark Meaden Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
Duncan Smith Appointed by GB/board 08/12/2016 07/12/2020
Penelope White Appointed by GB/board 08/12/2016 07/12/2020
Scott Youngson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 20/10/2016 19/10/2020
Sally Wilson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2003 01/04/2020
John Tanner Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 12/12/2015 11/12/2019
Barry Williams Appointed by GB/board 09/07/2015 08/07/2019
Victoria Moore Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2011 08/07/2019

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Susan Hough MBE Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 23/10/2014 22/10/2018
Peter Peplow Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/09/2018 14/09/2018
Paula Harmon Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/10/2011 12/08/2018
Robert Dorey Governor Elected by school staff 29/01/2016 12/08/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
North Dorset
Blandford Old Town
Parliamentary Constituency:
North Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
North Dorset 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
North Dorset 007D

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