Establishment Wootton Lower School

URN: 109494

Community school

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Bedford Road, Wootton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9JT
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Chris Tavener
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109494, DfE number: 822/2144
UKPRN: 10077774
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 13 March 2018)
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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 / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
02 December 2020
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
Helen O'Neal Appointed by GB/board 19 January 2020 18 January 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Nicola Drinkwater Elected by school staff 03 December 2020 02 December 2024
Kerrie Gobindram Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2019 24 November 2023
David Goodson Appointed by GB/board 13 November 2019 12 November 2023
John Wheeler Appointed by LA 13 November 2019 12 November 2023
Leanne Grove Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2019 18 September 2023
Paul Woodman Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2019 22 May 2023
Robert Wainwright Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Sarah Bartishel Appointed by GB/board 06 December 2018 05 December 2022
Chris Tavener Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 April 2011 01 April 2021
James Turner Appointed by GB/board 30 January 2017 29 January 2021
Wendy Burnett Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2017 23 January 2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Antony Ireland Governor Elected by parents 01 February 2017 18 January 2021
Ruth Rowse Governor Elected by parents 01 February 2017 18 January 2021
Arshiya Rahman Governor Elected by school staff 18 October 2019 09 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Parliamentary constituency:
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Bedford 020
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Bedford 020D

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Free school meals

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