Establishment The Firs Lower School

URN: 137756

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Single-academy trust: THE FIRS LOWER SCHOOL

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Station Road, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2QR
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Adam Campbell
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137756, DfE number: 823/2195
UKPRN: 10035979
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 January 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
18 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
John Richard Ashley Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2021 30 May 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Stuart Hobbs Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18 November 2021 18 November 2024
Franco Cameli Appointed by GB/board 11 May 2021 11 May 2024
Kerry Mercer Elected by school staff 11 March 2021 11 March 2024
Thomas Stean Elected by parents 6 January 2021 6 January 2024
Annette Anderson Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 15 May 2022
Louise Anne Haigh Appointed by academy members 6 February 2019 5 February 2022


Name Appointed by From
Celia Bennett Appointed by academy members 1 September 2021
Fran Sherry Appointed by academy members 1 October 2021
Gareth Jones Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Adam Campbell 1 January 2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Katherine Jukes 11 January 2012 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Fran Sherry Trustee Elected by school staff 1 March 2012 1 October 2021
Gareth Jones Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020 13 July 2021
John Richard Ashley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2019 13 July 2021
Max W Wiseberg Member Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2018 13 July 2021
Sandra Evans Member Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2018 13 July 2021
Joanna Milne Trustee Appointed by GB/board 20 February 2020 6 May 2021
Jonathan Wilson Trustee N/A 1 January 1900 25 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 012E
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