Establishment The Academy of Central Bedfordshire

URN: 139411

Free schools alternative provision

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Address
Kingsland Campus, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 5PX
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Co Headteacher Paul Green Jeremy Dodd
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Free schools alternative provision
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 139411, DfE number: 823/1101
UKPRN: 10040841
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01582343878
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 July 2019)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not recorded
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
Not applicable
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
51
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
2 September 2013
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
52.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
27 May 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
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
Stephen Gray Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2019 12 July 2023

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sharn Basra Appointed by GB/board 19 March 2021 19 March 2025
Amanda Brown Elected by school staff 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Elizabeth Furber Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Helen Harris Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Jeff Conquest Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Karen Hayward Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Karlene Vardy Elected by school staff 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Nick Martin Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Oliver Button Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Tracie Collins Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
William Britt Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020 11 December 2024
Jeremy Dodd Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 Not recorded
Paul Green Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Jeff Peter Conquest Original (signatory) members 1 September 2013
Nigel Croft Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020
Robert Robson Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2020
Shawn Colin Fell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2013
Stephen Gray Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Paul Green 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Paul Green 1 September 2020 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Furber Member Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 11 December 2020
Karen Hayward Member Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 11 December 2020
Nick Martin Member Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 11 December 2020
Oliver Button Member Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2013 11 December 2020
Tracie Collins Member Appointed by GB/board 22 November 2018 11 December 2020
William Britt Member Appointed by GB/board 8 November 2018 11 December 2020
P Cohen Accounting officer N/A 1 December 2013 31 August 2020
Peter Cohen Chief financial officer N/A 1 September 2013 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Central Bedfordshire
Ward
Parkside
Parliamentary constituency
South West Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000056
Easting
502810
Northing
225006
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 025
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 025B

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