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)
Mrs Sarah Boyle
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4 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 109605, DfE number: 823/3013
UKPRN: 10079879
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 06 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
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Not recorded
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Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision:
SEN unit
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Mandy Reddick Appointed by GB/board 23/11/2017 22/11/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Ian Radford Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2020 31/03/2024
Lorna Collins Appointed by GB/board 11/11/2019 10/11/2023
Jennifer Shields Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/11/2019 31/10/2023
Elaine Couzens Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/10/2019 09/10/2023
Simon Stranks Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Lucy Mayhew Elected by parents 21/01/2019 20/01/2023
Claire Johns Elected by parents 14/01/2019 13/01/2023
Siobhan Wright Elected by school staff 01/11/2018 31/10/2022
Sarah Boyle Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2019 31/08/2022
Nicola Parker Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 25/05/2017 24/05/2021
Nicola Neal Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 30/09/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jennifer Shields Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 30/10/2015 30/10/2019
Jonathon Steer Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 11/10/2015 10/10/2019
David Bell Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/10/2015 31/08/2019
Matthew Dobson Governor Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2018 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Silsoe and Shillington
Parliamentary Constituency:
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 017D

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