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 Judi Johnson-Clarke
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
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
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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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 02/10/2019 01/10/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jean Chaple Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 02/01/2020 01/01/2024
Richard Miller Foundation/sponsor members 17/11/2019 18/11/2023
Lorraine Smith Foundation/sponsor members 20/03/2019 19/03/2023
Martin Clinton Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2004 31/08/2021
Peter Holden Foundation/sponsor members 31/08/2017 30/08/2021
Clare Eyre Elected by school staff 20/06/2017 19/06/2021
Tim Chaple Appointed by GB/board 20/03/2013 20/03/2021
Graham Buckle Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 21/11/2018 Not recorded
Judi Johnson-Clarke Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/04/2009 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Pat Dodson Governor Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 29/06/2016 29/06/2020
Philip Rose Governor Foundation/sponsor members 15/05/2015 15/05/2020
Jean Chaple Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/01/2016 01/01/2020
Andrew MacPhail Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 02/12/2015 02/12/2019
Richard Miller Governor Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/1995 16/11/2019
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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