Establishment Damers First School

URN: 147559

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Address
Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3DF
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Catherine Smith
Phase of education
Primary
School type
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Academy sponsor
The Thomas Hardye Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 147559, DfE number: 838/2015
UKPRN: 10084726
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01305264924
Ofsted rating
No data available
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
450
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 November 2019
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
21.1%
Date last changed / confirmed
23 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
10
Resourced provision capacity
10
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Sophie Duke Not recorded Elected by parents 8 February 2018 7 February 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michelle Cheeseman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27 May 2021 26 May 2025
Miles King Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2021 29 April 2025
Annie Hardinge Not recorded Elected by school staff 26 November 2020 26 November 2024
Lesley Goldsack Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Margaret Moss Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Sandra Scott Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Tom Amery Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Vicky Needham Not recorded Elected by parents 23 September 2019 22 September 2023
Ruth Bettenson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 May 2019 22 May 2023
Catherine Smith Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 November 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Annie Hardinge Local governor Elected by school staff 26 November 2020 25 February 2021
Tom Bracey Local governor Elected by school staff 4 December 2016 5 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Dorset
Ward
Dorchester Poundbury
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
X999999
Easting
367499
Northing
90798
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 009
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 009F
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