Establishment Mark Rutherford School

URN: 139160

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Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8PX
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Headteacher Kelli Foster
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139160, DfE number: 822/4085
UKPRN: 10039997
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 March 2020)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 January 2013
Reason establishment opened
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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
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Joseph Campbell Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 7 October 2019 7 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Stephanie Field Appointed by GB/board 2 October 2021 2 October 2025
Warwick Browning Appointed by academy members 25 March 2021 1 October 2025
Shaun Richard Harker Appointed by GB/board 8 March 2021 7 March 2025
Daniel Koch Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2021 1 February 2025
Nicholas Foster Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2020 15 December 2024
Andrew Hare Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019 16 December 2023
John Warehand Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019 16 December 2023
Ian Simpson Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2019 14 December 2023
Bob Barker Appointed by GB/board 25 February 2019 25 February 2023
Katrina Grant Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 10 December 2022
Nicole Stout Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 10 December 2022
Paula Page Appointed by GB/board 10 December 2018 10 December 2022
Alasdair Maclennan Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2018 1 December 2022


Name Appointed by From
John Marsh Appointed by academy members 3 December 2012
John Wharehand Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019
Joseph Campbell Appointed by GB/board 12 October 2015
Nicole Stout Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019
Simon Lousada N/A 3 December 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Kelli Foster 2 December 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robina Garner 4 June 2007 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Arlene Rust Trustee Appointed by GB/board 20 February 2017 20 February 2021
Daniel Koch Trustee Appointed by GB/board 6 February 2017 6 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 006E
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School capacity

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