Establishment Bedfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 124720

Voluntary controlled school

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Bedfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7EA
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Martine Sills
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 124720, DfE number: 935/3075
UKPRN: 10042384
Establishment status
Open, but proposed to close
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 19 June 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
31 August 2021
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
10 June 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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
Graham Mobbs Appointed by GB/board 3 June 2015 2 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Julia McQueen Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 March 2021 28 February 2025
Sharon Lockhart Elected by parents 22 February 2021 21 February 2025
Miranda Courteen Appointed by GB/board 15 June 2016 1 February 2025
Celia Davies Foundation/sponsor members 2 January 2016 31 December 2024
Martine Sills Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 October 2017 31 March 2024
Paul Burrows Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2013 28 February 2024
Jennifer Reid Elected by parents 24 February 2020 23 February 2024
Eleri Whitham Appointed by GB/board 3 June 2015 2 June 2023
Suellen Miller Appointed by GB/board 3 June 2015 2 June 2023
Lydia Freeman Appointed by LA 21 May 2019 20 May 2023
Carly Holland Elected by school staff 22 November 2017 21 November 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christine Smart Governor Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 24 February 2020 26 January 2021
Sophie Edmond Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2017 25 January 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Mid Suffolk
Hoxne & Worlingworth
Parliamentary constituency
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Mid Suffolk 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Mid Suffolk 003C

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Free school meals

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