Establishment Bideford College

URN: 142540

Academy sponsor led

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Abbotsham Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AR
Local authority:
Devon (878)
Dr Claire Ankers
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Launceston College
Gender of entry:
URN: 142540, DfE number: 878/4019
UKPRN: 10055163
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Admissions policy:
Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 17 October 2018)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
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
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David Humphries Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/03/2016 28/02/2020

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rebecca Louise Prior Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2018 09/12/2022
Simone Elizabeth Kesseler Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2018 09/12/2022
Oliver Chope Not recorded Elected by parents 21/11/2016 20/11/2020
Gilly Sanders Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2016 21/03/2020
Sheila Bloomfield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2016 21/03/2020
Anna Flaxman Not recorded Elected by school staff 09/03/2016 03/03/2020
Louise Waters Not recorded Elected by parents 18/03/2016 03/03/2020
Claire Ankers Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Rebecca Louise Prior Local governor Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2018 09/12/2018
Nicola Farmer Local governor Appointed by GB/board 22/03/2016 14/07/2018
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
Bideford South
Parliamentary Constituency:
Torridge and West Devon
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Torridge 004
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Torridge 004D

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