Establishment Russell Lower School

URN: 109495

Community school

Download establishment data

Skip map
Queens Road, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2TD
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Mrs Nicolette Walker
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109495, DfE number: 823/2146
UKPRN: 10077773
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Website: Opens in new window
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 08 November 2016)
Ofsted report Opens in new window
Data from other services:
Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

Legal duty to provide governance information

More details

All maintained school governing bodies and academy trusts have a legal duty to provide all of the governance information requested on this page in so far as it is available to them. This will increase the transparency of governance arrangements. It will enable schools and the department to identify more quickly and accurately individuals who are involved in governance, and who govern in more than one context. The information requested says nothing in itself about a person's suitability to govern. However, it is essential information for the department to be able to uniquely identify an individual and in a small number of cases conduct checks to confirm their suitability for this important and influential role. You should provide all of the information requested insofar as it is available to you. A minimum set of information needs to be provided before a record can be saved.

A suggested privacy notice for schools is available for download: Opens in new window

Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Nicolette Ford Appointed by GB/board 21/07/2018 19/05/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Catherine Norris Appointed by GB/board 25/11/2019 24/11/2023
Richard Gallagher Elected by parents 25/11/2019 24/11/2023
Katherine Milligan Elected by school staff 09/06/2014 07/10/2023
Francesca Crowther Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2019 15/07/2023
Nicola Murphy Appointed by GB/board 17/09/2018 16/09/2022
Mariella Cook Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13/08/2018 12/08/2022
Keith Redman-Henry Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2009 15/07/2022
Nina Page Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2018 15/07/2022
Paul Birley Appointed by GB/board 23/11/2013 15/07/2022
Graeme Armstrong Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2017 19/03/2021
Nicolette Walker Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

More details
Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Cullis Governor Elected by parents 16/10/2018 18/12/2019
Richard Gallagher Governor Elected by parents 25/11/2019 24/11/2019
Richard Gallagher Governor Elected by parents 25/11/2019 24/11/2019
Catherine Norris Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/11/2015 12/11/2019
Stephanie Burnage Governor Elected by school staff 08/06/2018 31/08/2019
Nicolette Ford Governor Appointed by GB/board 23/06/2015 22/06/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary Constituency:
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 012
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 012A

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free School Meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.