The Woodroffe School

URN: 113901

Foundation school

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Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LX
Local authority:
Dorset (835)
Doctor Richard Steward
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11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113901, DfE number: 835/5401
UKPRN: 10006869
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 September 2011)
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Religious character:
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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
Mary Alexandra Kahn Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2018 18/09/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Gwendolen Elizabeth Pole Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 03/09/2018 02/09/2022
Jane Beck Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 24/07/2018 23/07/2022
Mary Alexandra Kahn Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2018 30/04/2022
Sarah Earwicker Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2018 30/04/2022
Adrienne Bonwick Appointed by GB/board 28/02/2018 27/02/2022
Gilbert Hamilton Ross Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2012 30/04/2020
John Smith Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25/04/2016 24/04/2020
Jonathan Oates Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2011 31/10/2019
Christopher Sweetland Appointed by GB/board 15/11/2007 26/01/2019
Matthew Daly Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2006 26/01/2019
Richard Steward Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2003 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Mary Kahn Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 20/09/2017 19/09/2018
Jane Anne Beck Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 14/06/1998 13/06/2018
Julia Bennett Governor Elected by parents 30/04/2014 29/04/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
West Dorset
Lyme Regis & Charmouth
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
GSS LA Code:
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 005B

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