Establishment Bideford College

URN: 142540

Academy sponsor led

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Abbotsham Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AR
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr Claire Ankers
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
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 17 October 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 March 2016
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
Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David Humphries Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 March 2020 1 March 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Elise Powell Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 7 December 2020 7 December 2024
Hannah Evans Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 7 December 2020 7 December 2024
Gilly Sanders Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2020 24 March 2024
Sheila Bloomfield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2020 24 March 2024
Claire Ankers Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2019 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Bideford West
Parliamentary constituency
Torridge and West Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Torridge 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torridge 004D
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

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Free school meals

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