Establishment Cotton End Forest School

URN: 109446

Community school

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High Road, Cotton End, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3AG
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Karen Headland
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 109446, DfE number: 822/2041
UKPRN: 10068918
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 February 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Sandra Thacker Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2018 1 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Diane Bozier Appointed by GB/board 27 May 2021 27 May 2025
Stephen Smith Appointed by GB/board 27 May 2021 27 May 2025
Damian Warburton Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
David Evans Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
Kate Webb Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
Sarah-Jayne Gallagher Appointed by GB/board 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
Kylie Grey Elected by school staff 24 September 2020 23 September 2024
Joanne Roberts Appointed by GB/board 24 November 2019 24 November 2023
Rebecca Lant Appointed by GB/board 1 November 2018 1 November 2022
Elizabeth Russell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 1 September 2022
Claire Gormley Appointed by GB/board 1 May 2018 1 May 2022
Karen Headland Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 019A
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