Establishment Derwent Lower School

URN: 109457

Foundation school

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Hitchin Road, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6BA
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr James Adkins
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 109457, DfE number: 823/2056
UKPRN: 10077797
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 6 February 2018)
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Religious character
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have 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
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
19 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Caroline Coombs Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020 1 May 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Robin Welsford Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2021 1 April 2026
Andrew Williams Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2021 11 October 2025
Sarah Sinclair Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2021 23 September 2025
Caren Topley Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 1 September 2025
Karolina Piera-Harris Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2021 31 August 2025
Andrew Robert Jackson Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
James Adkins Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
Naomi Izzard Elected by parents 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
Polly Mead Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
Rita Drinkwater Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
Sarah Tuckwell Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 1 May 2023
Tim Mills Elected by parents 1 May 2019 1 May 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Dee Perkins Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2019 23 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 010F
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Free school meals

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