Establishment St James' Church of England VA Primary School

URN: 109614

Voluntary aided school

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Address
Main Road, Biddenham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4BD
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Maria Soulsby
Phase of education
Primary
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 109614, DfE number: 822/3300
UKPRN: 10068716
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01234352721
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 25 January 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of St Albans
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
168
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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 Opens a dialog
13.1%
Date last changed / confirmed
23 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
David Fraser Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 May 2019 20 May 2023

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Davinia Bates Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 March 2021 17 March 2025
Clare Hope-Arnold Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 February 2021 17 February 2025
Rachel Purvis Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 November 2020 10 November 2024
Tom Krailing Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 4 November 2020 3 November 2024
Gaynor Hawkins Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Richard Moxon Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2020 31 March 2024
Clare McGivern Appointed by LA 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Alistair Fraser Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 2018 30 April 2022
Eric Lomax Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 February 2017 Not recorded
Maria Soulsby Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 13 April 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rachel Purvis Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 November 2016 10 November 2020
Tom Krailing Governor Elected by parents 4 November 2016 3 November 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Bedford
Ward
Bromham and Biddenham
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000055
Easting
502243
Northing
249926
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 008
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 008C

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