Establishment The Chiltern School

URN: 109746

Community special school

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Parkside Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 5PX
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Lisa Leonard
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 109746, DfE number: 823/7017
UKPRN: 10040156
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
29 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Mark Cattle Appointed by GB/board 3 December 2020 18 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Amanda Dodwell Appointed by LA 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Anne Kennedy Elected by parents 26 March 2021 25 March 2025
Richard Cooper Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 9 September 2024
Sally Davidson Elected by school staff 17 July 2019 17 July 2023
Kevin Morris Appointed by GB/board 5 July 2018 5 July 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mike Kent Governor Elected by parents 26 March 2021 11 August 2021
Lindsey Kirby Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019 2 June 2021
Mark Cattle Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019 2 December 2020
Richard Cooper Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2020 2 December 2020
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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
South West Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 025
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 025B
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