Establishment Riseley CofE Primary School

URN: 109624

Voluntary aided school

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High Street, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1DR
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Clare Claxton
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary aided school
Gender of entry
URN: 109624, DfE number: 822/3328
UKPRN: 10049613
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 31 March 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
12 April 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
Catherine Veitch Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 1 October 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Carter Foundation/sponsor members 18 January 2021 18 January 2024
Clare Claxton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2021 1 January 2024
Dan Aves Elected by parents 3 November 2020 2 November 2023
Dudley Ferdinando Appointed by GB/board 2 November 2020 1 November 2023
Helen King Elected by school staff 1 August 2014 1 September 2023
Graham Cole Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 September 2015 31 August 2023
Lynda Simister Foundation/sponsor members 1 November 2017 31 October 2021
Heather Shelton Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Samantha Toseland Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2021
James Isaacs Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jane Walsh Governor Elected by parents 6 April 2017 6 April 2021
Leaine Felce Governor Elected by parents 1 September 2016 1 September 2020
David Dyson Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2008 31 August 2020
David Foster Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
Samantha Toseland Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
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)
Bedford 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 001B

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Free school meals

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