Establishment The Hills Academy

URN: 139522

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Stancliffe Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9AT
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Moya Whitehead
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139522, DfE number: 822/2178
UKPRN: 10040824
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 6 February 2020)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2013
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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
16 March 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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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
Nicola Henson Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2019 9 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Stacie Bourne Elected by parents 2 December 2014 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From
Brigitta Nacsa Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021
Caroline Starr Elected by school staff 1 September 2018
Christopher Jones Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2018
Ian Buck Appointed by GB/board 9 July 2019
Meherwan Bozorgi Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018
Nicola Henson Elected by parents 17 May 2016
Rachel Lowdon Elected by school staff 1 September 2018
Rosemary Thomas Appointed by GB/board 30 April 2019
Sam Ashby Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021
Saqhib Ali Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Moya Whitehead 1 April 2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sarah Dickson 1 April 2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Chris Abri Member Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2019 31 March 2021
John Mingay Member Appointed by GB/board 27 September 2019 13 September 2020
Dawn Bevan Member Appointed by GB/board 22 January 2018 31 August 2020
Richard Watson Member Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2013 31 August 2020
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
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 006D

Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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