Establishment St James' Church of England VA Primary School

URN: 109614

Voluntary aided school

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Main Road, Biddenham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4BD
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Ms Maria Soulsby
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109614, DfE number: 822/3300
UKPRN: 10068716
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 25 January 2017)
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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
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Brian Johnson Foundation/sponsor members 10/02/2016 09/02/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Alistair Fraser Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/05/2018 30/04/2022
Alan Eckett-Brown Elected by parents 25/04/2018 24/04/2022
Rachel Purvis Appointed by foundation/Trust 11/11/2016 10/11/2020
Tom Krailing Elected by parents 04/11/2016 03/11/2020
Richard Moxon Foundation/sponsor members 01/04/2016 31/03/2020
Natasha Bailey Elected by school staff 01/12/2015 30/11/2019
Eric Lomax Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/02/2017 Not recorded
Maria Soulsby Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 13/04/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Clare McGivern Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/05/2015 30/04/2019
Brian Johnson Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/02/2016 07/10/2018
Tom Perry Chair of governors Foundation/sponsor members 01/07/2015 07/10/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Bromham and Biddenham
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Bedford 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Bedford 008C

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Free School Meals

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