Establishment St Swithun's Church of England VC Primary School

URN: 109604

Voluntary controlled school

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Ivel Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1AX
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Anita Whitehurst
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 109604, DfE number: 823/3012
UKPRN: 10069832
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 20 January 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
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
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Diane Osborne Appointed by GB/board 5 October 2015 1 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Alan Watson Appointed by GB/board 15 June 2021 15 June 2024
Elizabeth Adams Foundation/sponsor members 1 December 2019 30 November 2023
Frank Firth Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 October 2019 1 October 2023
Bridget Fordham Elected by parents 1 September 2019 1 September 2023
Clare Little Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2019 1 September 2023
Wanitah Vivier Elected by parents 1 September 2019 1 September 2023
Huw Davies Foundation/sponsor members 1 May 2018 1 May 2022
Julia Battersby Elected by parents 8 November 2017 7 November 2021
Zowie Salvatore Elected by parents 8 November 2017 7 November 2021
Anita Whitehurst Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Maureen Munro Governor Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2017 1 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
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 002B
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