Establishment Montacute School

URN: 137286

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3 Canford Heath Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9NG
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Ginny Bellard
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137286, DfE number: 839/5951
UKPRN: 10035068
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 28 April 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 October 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Steven Butterworth Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 30 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Paul Collins Appointed by GB/board 18 July 2016 17 July 2024
Marcia Osborn Appointed by GB/board 17 January 2020 16 January 2024
Ann Rachel Holland Elected by school staff 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Patricia Hallmey Appointed by GB/board 17 July 2019 16 July 2023
Tracey Smith Elected by school staff 10 December 2018 9 December 2022
Wendy Byers Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 9 December 2022
Beverley Gowman Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2018 18 March 2022
Avril Jackson Elected by parents 9 October 2017 8 October 2021


Name Appointed by From
Alison Dalton Appointed by academy members 1 October 2015
Pam Henderson Appointed by academy members 18 March 2019
Stephen Butterworth Appointed by academy members 12 March 2014

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Ginny Bellard 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Maggie Day 26 April 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison Dalton Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 30 September 2020
Ruth Drewett Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2019 31 August 2020
Janice Foster Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2017 6 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Canford Heath
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Poole 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Poole 004C

Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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