Establishment Dorchester Middle School

URN: 138186

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Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HS
Local authority:
Dorset (838)
Headteacher Caroline Pluck
Age range: Help with age range field
9 to 13
Phase of education:
Middle deemed secondary
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URN: 138186, DfE number: 838/4031
UKPRN: 10037405
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 22 May 2019)
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No boarders
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No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
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Resource Provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jan Dunne Appointed by GB/board 09/05/2017 08/05/2021


Name Appointed by From To
John Adams Appointed by GB/board 05/05/2015 11/05/2023
Patricia Bailey Appointed by GB/board 09/02/2018 08/02/2022


Name Appointed by From
Benjamin Martin Elected by parents 19/03/2019
Delphine Didier Appointed by GB/board 03/02/2020
Jay Brown Elected by parents 03/12/2019
Lisa Kerry Upchurch Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2017
Peter Knell Elected by parents 19/03/2019
Stuart Christopher Legg Appointed by GB/board 28/11/2017
Susan Wood Appointed by GB/board 14/03/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Caroline Pluck 04/12/2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Debbie Shutts 01/01/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Caroline Dearden Accounting officer N/A 01/06/2016 03/12/2019
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Dorchester West
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Dorset
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
West Dorset 009
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
West Dorset 009C

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