Establishment Poole High School

URN: 113907

Foundation school

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Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BW
Local authority:
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (839)
Mr Paul Gray
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
Gender of entry:
URN: 113907, DfE number: 839/5407
UKPRN: 10005145
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 24 November 2016)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Jeff Hart Appointed by GB/board 04/09/2017 04/09/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Peter Woodroffe Appointed by GB/board 09/03/2015 08/03/2023
James Lee Appointed by GB/board 19/12/2018 18/12/2022
James Hankins Elected by parents 29/11/2018 28/11/2022
Philip Ryland Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2014 28/11/2022
Reuben Hawkwood Appointed by GB/board 09/11/2018 08/11/2022
Tracie Billington-Beardsley Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2018 25/09/2022
Martin Bland Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 10/04/2014 09/04/2022
Michael Beesley Appointed by GB/board 08/11/2013 06/11/2021
Stewart Bullen Appointed by GB/board 19/09/2017 18/09/2021
Joanne Oldale Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 11/07/2021
Ashley Rowlands Appointed by GB/board 23/10/2016 31/08/2020
Paul Gray Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
David Whiffen Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14/07/2015 13/07/2019
Marie-Claire Mowlam Appointed by GB/board 08/07/2015 07/07/2019
Paul Thynne Elected by school staff 08/07/2015 07/07/2019

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Katherine Long Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/10/2014 30/06/2018
Richard Hicks Governor Appointed by GB/board 08/11/2013 30/06/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Poole Town
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Poole 015
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Poole 015A

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