Establishment Dunton CofE VC Lower School

URN: 109599

Voluntary controlled school

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High Street, Dunton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8RN
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Nancy Sheehan
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109599, DfE number: 823/3006
UKPRN: 10077758
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 January 2010)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Abigail Chipperfield Appointed by GB/board 11/09/2018 11/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Susan Watts Elected by school staff 01/09/2020 01/09/2024
Jonathan Underwood Foundation/sponsor members 25/09/2019 25/09/2023
Maria Poultney Elected by school staff 25/09/2019 25/09/2023
Kelly Whitfield Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2019 03/04/2023
Lauren Hill Appointed by GB/board 03/04/2019 03/04/2023
Rachael Farndell Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 03/04/2019 03/04/2023
Robin Barratt Appointed by LA 22/11/2018 22/11/2022
Nicola Adkins Foundation/sponsor members 15/03/2018 15/03/2022
Zoe Wempe Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Nancy Sheehan Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sian Gardiner Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2020 01/09/2020
David Horne-Curtis Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2016 01/04/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary constituency:
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 003
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 003A

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