Establishment John Donne Church of England Primary School

URN: 109615

Voluntary aided school

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High Street, Blunham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Vicki Morrall
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 109615, DfE number: 823/3302
UKPRN: 10075930
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 17 January 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
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
6 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
Lee Larcombe Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 2 October 2019 1 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Martin Clinton Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2004 31 August 2025
Peter Holden Foundation/sponsor members 31 August 2017 30 August 2025
Clare Eyre Elected by school staff 20 June 2017 19 June 2025
Gemma Webb Elected by parents 25 November 2020 25 November 2024
Pat Dodson Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 29 June 2016 29 June 2024
Philip Rose Foundation/sponsor members 15 May 2015 15 May 2024
Jean Chaple Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 2 January 2020 1 January 2024
Lorraine Smith Foundation/sponsor members 20 March 2019 19 March 2023
Graham Buckle Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21 November 2018 Not recorded
Vicki Morrall Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Judi Johnson-Clarke Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 April 2009 31 August 2021
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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
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)
Central Bedfordshire 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 004C
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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