Alban Church of England Academy

URN: 136550

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Silver Street, Great Barford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3HZ
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Mr Chris Chipperton
Age range: Help with this field
9 to 13
Phase of education:
Middle deemed secondary
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URN: 136550, DfE number: 822/4604
UKPRN: 10033283
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 11 December 2015)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
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No boarders
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Chris Watson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16/03/2017 15/03/2021

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Margaret Jennie Dawson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Peter Littleford Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Adam Bijster Not recorded Elected by parents 12/07/2017 11/07/2021
Lisa Bayley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/07/2017 11/07/2021
Gareth King Not recorded Elected by school staff 18/04/2017 17/04/2021
Andrew Haworth Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/03/2017 15/03/2021
Chris Chipperton Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 15/03/2021
Gillian Barrell Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/04/2011 15/03/2021
Alan Wood Not recorded Elected by school staff 22/10/2015 21/10/2019
Janine Newbury Not recorded Elected by parents 13/10/2015 12/10/2019

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Julie Warriner Local governor Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2018
Michelle Dickerson Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 14/05/2014 31/08/2018
Michelle Grice Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/07/2014 15/07/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Great Barford
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Bedford 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Bedford 004B

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