Establishment Bardwell Church of England Primary School

URN: 143056

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School Lane, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1AD
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Rob Francksen (Executive Head)
Phase of education
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Tilian Partnership
Gender of entry
URN: 143056, DfE number: 935/3002
UKPRN: 10057463
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 4 October 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 August 2016
Reason establishment opened
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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
9 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Dinkie Williamson (Co-Chair of SGC) Not recorded Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 June 2020 31 May 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Nicola Box Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2020 1 November 2024
Claire Dunnell Paley (Head of School) Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2020 1 September 2024
Rob Francksen Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2020 1 January 2024
Angela Cross Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019 15 December 2023
Theo Morris Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 November 2018 31 October 2022
Julia Steed (Co-Chair of SGC) Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 October 2018 30 September 2022
Jaimie Jones Not recorded Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 1 September 2018 31 August 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Frances Brown (long term sick leave) Local governor Appointed by GB/board 17 January 2019 16 January 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
West Suffolk
Parliamentary constituency
West Suffolk
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St Edmundsbury 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St Edmundsbury 001A

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Free school meals

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