The Bliss Charity School

URN: 122048

Voluntary aided school

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The Green, Nether Heyford, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 3LE
Local authority:
Northamptonshire (928)
Mr Shaun Carter
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4 to 11
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School type:
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry:
URN: 122048, DfE number: 928/3500
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 30 January 2018)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Karen Teago Foundation/sponsor members 07/02/2015 06/02/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Phillipa Ruck Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 15/12/2017 14/12/2021
Robert Henry Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/11/2017 31/10/2021
Ashley Thompson Foundation/sponsor members 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
Nicola Maddock Foundation/sponsor members 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
Andy Watt Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Lynsey Anderson Elected by school staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Natalie Richards Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 31/10/2016 30/10/2020
Ursula McKechnie Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 31/10/2016 30/10/2020
Aubrey Applewhaite Appointed by foundation/Trust 17/10/2011 16/10/2019
Steve Manfield Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2015 31/08/2019
Karen Teago Appointed by foundation/Trust 07/02/2015 06/02/2019

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Henry Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/10/2013 30/09/2017
Graham Hotchkiss Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 26/09/2016 01/09/2017
John Tapsell Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2013 31/08/2017
RSC Region:
South Central & North West London
Government Office Region:
East Midlands
South Northamptonshire
Heyfords and Bugbrooke
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Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
South Northamptonshire 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
South Northamptonshire 001E

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Free School Meals

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