Bedford Free School

URN: 138228

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Address:
Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Headteacher/Principal:
Mr Stuart Lock
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
Secondary
School type:
Free schools
Academy trust:
ADVANTAGE SCHOOLS
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 138228, DfE number: 822/4001
UKPRN: 10038073
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Non-selective
Website:
http://www.bedfordfreeschool.co.uk/
Telephone:
01234332299
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 16 March 2016)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
None
Diocese:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
None
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
School capacity: Help with this field
500
Number of pupils:
506
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01/09/2012
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
9.7%
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Russell Nigel Syson Not recorded Appointed by academy members 01/04/2017 31/03/2021

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Michael Cox Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2022
Alice Damon Not recorded Elected by school staff 18/07/2018 17/07/2022
David West Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18/07/2018 17/07/2022
Paul Messon Not recorded Appointed by academy members 06/12/2017 05/12/2021
Rupinder Judge Not recorded Appointed by academy members 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Elizabeth Arden Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/04/2017 31/03/2021
Kirstie Loveday Not recorded Appointed by academy members 01/04/2017 31/03/2021
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
District:
Bedford
Ward:
Castle
Parliamentary Constituency:
Bedford
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
E06000055
Easting:
505041
Northing:
249345
Census Ward:
Unknown
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Bedford 015
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Bedford 015B

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School capacity

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