Ivel Valley School

URN: 109739

Community special school

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Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0NL
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Mr Joe Creswick
Age range: Help with this field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109739, DfE number: 823/7009
UKPRN: 10017695
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 02 May 2018)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Result of Amalgamation
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Gillian Needham Appointed by GB/board 03/09/2018 03/09/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew John Hawkins Elected by school staff 11/01/2018 10/01/2022
Eric Stuart Appointed by GB/board 08/01/2018 07/01/2022
Matthew Peter Clifford Street Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12/07/2017 11/07/2021
Manjit Singh Chodha Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2017 22/03/2021
Sue Barnett Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2017 22/03/2021
Paul Gill Elected by parents 02/11/2016 02/11/2020
Joseph Creswick Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephen Court Governor Elected by parents 01/09/2014 01/09/2018
Stephen John Court Chair of governors Elected by parents 01/09/2014 01/09/2018
Elizabeth Ann McCartney Governor Appointed by GB/board 10/05/2017 09/07/2018
Sally Rowling Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2016 09/07/2018
Joseph Kearney Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2016 08/07/2018
Sarah Hill Governor Elected by school staff 01/03/2015 08/01/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Biggleswade North
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 006
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 006D

Age range

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School capacity

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Free School Meals

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