Establishment Oak Bank School

URN: 140286

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Sandy Lane, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3BE
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Mr Peter Cohen
Age range: Help with this field
9 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
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URN: 140286, DfE number: 823/7018
UKPRN: 10043921
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 08 July 2015)
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No boarders
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Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
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Type of SEN provision:
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Peter Banwell Appointed by GB/board 15/10/2014 14/10/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Rachael Freer Appointed by academy members 18/10/2017 18/10/2022
Sally Hall Appointed by academy members 18/10/2017 18/10/2022
Carol Tobin Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Ian Summerfield Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Richard Johnson Appointed by academy members 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Jan Redding Appointed by academy members 27/04/2017 27/04/2022


Name Appointed by From
Jacqueline Jones Appointed by academy members 01/11/2013
Mike Rowland Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2013

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Peter Cohen 01/11/2013 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Peter Cohen 01/11/2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Steel Member Appointed by academy members 01/11/2013 25/06/2018
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard North
Parliamentary Constituency:
South West Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 020
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 020D

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