Establishment Silsoe CofE VC Lower School

URN: 109605

Voluntary controlled school

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Chestnut Avenue, Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4GP
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Sarah Boyle
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 109605, DfE number: 823/3013
UKPRN: 10079879
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 6 February 2009)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision and SEN unit
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 governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Mandy Reddick Appointed by GB/board 23 November 2017 22 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Darren DeBock Elected by parents 18 October 2021 17 October 2025
Steven Blair Elected by parents 18 October 2021 17 October 2025
Gail Reinhart Elected by parents 23 November 2020 22 November 2024
Ian Radford Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2020 31 March 2024
Lorna Collins Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2019 10 November 2023
Jennifer Shields Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 November 2019 31 October 2023
Elaine Couzens Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 October 2019 9 October 2023
Simon Stranks Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Claire Johns Elected by parents 14 January 2019 13 January 2023
Siobhan Wright Elected by school staff 1 November 2018 31 October 2022
Sarah Boyle Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 31 August 2022
David Payne Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 15 January 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lucy Mayhew Governor Elected by parents 21 January 2019 14 July 2021
Nicola Parker Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25 May 2017 14 July 2021
Nicola Neal Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2016 21 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Silsoe and Shillington
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 017D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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