Establishment Swing Gate Infant School and Nursery

URN: 117260

Community school

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Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2LJ
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Francesca Gallagher
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 117260, DfE number: 919/2301
UKPRN: 10074096
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 22 February 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Date last changed / confirmed
9 June 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
Natalie Crane Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2020 8 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Colette Marshall Elected by school staff 21 March 2021 20 March 2025
Amy Smith Elected by parents 6 November 2020 5 November 2024
Kylie Butcher Elected by parents 6 November 2020 5 November 2024
Lesley Culwick Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2020 8 October 2024
Jayne Dunford Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2020 9 September 2024
Michael Vibert Elected by parents 14 November 2019 13 November 2023
Anne McClean Appointed by GB/board 12 September 2019 11 September 2023
Francesca Gallagher Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 1 September 2022
Howard Mason Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2018 31 July 2022
Jenny Sippings Appointed by GB/board 1 August 2018 31 July 2022
Megan Wickens (Associate) Appointed by GB/board 10 May 2018 9 May 2022
Carrie Hardwick (Associate) Appointed by GB/board 22 February 2018 21 February 2022
Sarah Parry Appointed by GB/board 3 August 2017 2 August 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Amanda Wilkins Chair of governors Appointed by LA 11 November 2018 31 August 2020
Sarah Lines Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2018 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Berkhamsted East
Parliamentary constituency
South West Hertfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Dacorum 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Dacorum 014B

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