Establishment Mountjoy School

URN: 113957

Community special school

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Tunnel Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HB
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Gillian Howard
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 113957, DfE number: 838/7007
UKPRN: 10016614
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 25 February 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
8 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Gillian Alison Acton Appointed by GB/board 6 February 2020 5 February 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Fraser Appointed by GB/board 20 May 2021 19 May 2025
Janice Pavitt Appointed by GB/board 8 October 2020 7 October 2024
Rebecca Knox Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 6 February 2020 5 February 2024
Helen Farmer Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2019 27 November 2023
Marie Ansell Elected by parents 15 October 2019 14 October 2023
John Ryde Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2018 10 October 2022
Susan Mary Gurney-Legg Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2018 11 July 2022
Mary Maureen Granger Appointed by GB/board 22 March 2018 21 March 2022
Gill Howard Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 June 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mary Hall Governor Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2017 29 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 003B
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