Establishment Cranfield Church of England Academy

URN: 137853

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Court Road, Cranfield, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0DR
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Joseph Piatczanyn
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 137853, DfE number: 823/3005
UKPRN: 10036447
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 September 2019)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 February 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
29 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Ali Brabner Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2014 26 June 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Jasdeep Ghuman Appointed by academy members 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Martina Schirinzi Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2021 27 September 2025
Elizabeth Rachel Turner Elected by parents 28 June 2017 23 June 2025
Isaac Timothy Pain Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 17 March 2021 16 March 2025
Lisa Jane Padbury Elected by school staff 23 September 2020 22 September 2024
Sarah Brown Appointed by academy members 24 June 2020 23 June 2024
Michelle Gedny Elected by school staff 9 December 2019 8 December 2023
Abdullah Asmari Elected by parents 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Gavin George Gill Elected by parents 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
James Michael Hood-Smith Elected by parents 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Rachel Esther Foster Appointed by foundation/Trust 25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Joseph Piatczanyn Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 16 April 2018 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
David Middlebrook Original (signatory) members 1 February 2012
Michael Davenport Appointed by academy members 14 May 2020
Robert Edmund Wyatt Appointed by academy members 24 June 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Joseph Piatczanyn 16 April 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Julie Warman 1 February 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kenneth Matthews Trustee Appointed by academy members 2 February 2020 14 July 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
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 007F
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