Establishment Bentham Community Primary School

URN: 121380

Community school

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Low Bentham Road, Bentham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 7BP
Local authority
North Yorkshire (815)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Claire Pearson
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 121380, DfE number: 815/2305
UKPRN: 10072516
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 24 February 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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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
28 September 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
Claire Louise Procter Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2018 16 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Scott Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18 April 2021 17 April 2025
Mathew Joseph Langan Appointed by GB/board 12 February 2020 11 February 2024
Mark Leather Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2018 19 November 2022
Simon Willis Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 26 April 2018 25 May 2022
Gemma Marie Knapp Elected by parents 24 April 2018 23 April 2022
Timothy Peter Hiley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 April 2021 8 April 2022
Leanne Buckley Elected by parents 29 March 2018 20 March 2022
Alison McGregor Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2018 14 January 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Helen Harrison Governor Elected by school staff 24 November 2017 23 November 2021
Anne Russell Governor Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2018 19 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency
Skipton and Ripon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe in a sparse setting
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Craven 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Craven 001B
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