Establishment The Grove Infant and Nursery School

URN: 117281

Community school

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Dark Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1QD
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Anna Archer
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 117281, DfE number: 919/2336
UKPRN: 10074091
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 10 October 2007)
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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
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
20 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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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
Ian John Cater Elected by parents 15 October 2020 3 June 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Johanna Jordan Woodcock Elected by parents 11 November 2020 10 November 2024
James Anderson Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2020 23 March 2024
Sonya Parrott Elected by school staff 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
David John Hayward Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2019 15 October 2023
Simon Anthony Scott Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2020 3 February 2023
Keith Brooker Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Jill Margaret Bolton Elected by parents 25 October 2018 24 October 2022
Clare Louise Shaw Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 9 June 2018 8 June 2022
Emma Elizabeth Whiteford Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13 October 2017 12 October 2021
Anna Helen Archer Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael Thomas Tookey Governor Elected by parents 28 March 2017 27 March 2021
Ian John Cater Governor Elected by parents 4 June 2018 14 October 2020
Simon Anthony Scott Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 4 February 2019 14 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
St Albans
Harpenden South
Parliamentary constituency
Hitchin and Harpenden
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St Albans 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St Albans 005A

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Free school meals

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