Great Denham Primary School

URN: 135996

Foundation school

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Greenkeepers Road, Great Denham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4GG
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Mrs Denise Burgess
Age range: Help with this field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
The Biddenham Campus Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 135996, DfE number: 822/3024
UKPRN: 10079147
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 07 December 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Paula Dunne Appointed by GB/board 04/10/2018 11/10/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Colin Goodchild Appointed by foundation/Trust 08/01/2018 08/01/2022
Joanne Ruskin Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/10/2017 03/10/2021
Paul James Elected by parents 11/10/2016 11/10/2020
Paul Williams Elected by parents 11/10/2016 11/10/2020
Mark Smith Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2016 01/09/2020
Eleanor Grylls Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/05/2016 10/05/2020
Gulam Fatima Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 10/05/2016 10/05/2020
Jim Weir Appointed by foundation/Trust 04/10/2018 10/05/2020
Denise Burgess Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2012 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Chloe Probert Governor Elected by school staff 03/10/2017 03/10/2018
Jim Weir Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/05/2016 03/10/2018
Paula Dunne Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2016 03/10/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Kempston Rural
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Bedford 008
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Bedford 008C

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