Establishment St John's School

URN: 137469

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Austin Canons, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AA
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Antonia Drysdale
Phase of education
Not applicable
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Gender of entry
URN: 137469, DfE number: 822/5951
UKPRN: 10035201
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 June 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Simon Broomfield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 21 December 2019 20 December 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lauren Steels Not recorded Elected by school staff 30 September 2021 29 September 2025
Angelo Coletta Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 28 January 2021 27 January 2025
Meherwan Bozorgi Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 28 January 2021 27 January 2025
Joe Gibson Not recorded Elected by school staff 15 October 2020 14 October 2024
Laura Sherwood-King Not recorded Elected by parents 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Mike Bonney Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Emma Shrimpton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2019 2 October 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Antonia Drysdale Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2017 1 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Kempston Central and East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 016D
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