Establishment John Donne Church of England Primary School

URN: 109615

Voluntary aided school

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High Street, Blunham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Judi Johnson-Clarke
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109615, DfE number: 823/3302
UKPRN: 10075930
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 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 / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed 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 Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
03 August 2020
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Lee Larcombe Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 02 October 2019 01 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jean Chaple Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 02 January 2020 01 January 2024
Richard Miller Foundation/sponsor members 17 November 2019 18 November 2023
Lorraine Smith Foundation/sponsor members 20 March 2019 19 March 2023
Martin Clinton Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01 September 2004 31 August 2021
Peter Holden Foundation/sponsor members 31 August 2017 30 August 2021
Clare Eyre Elected by school staff 20 June 2017 19 June 2021
Tim Chaple Appointed by GB/board 20 March 2013 20 March 2021
Graham Buckle Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21 November 2018 Not recorded
Judi Johnson-Clarke Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 April 2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Pat Dodson Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 29 June 2016 29 June 2020
Philip Rose Governor Foundation/sponsor members 15 May 2015 15 May 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:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 004
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 004C

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