Establishment Ridgeway School

URN: 109742

Community special school

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Hill Rise, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7EB
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Andrew Munday
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 109742, DfE number: 822/7012
UKPRN: 10017325
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 7 November 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has 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
20 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, PD - Physical Disability and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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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
Karen Chase Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2017 19 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Pippa Gibbs Appointed by GB/board 28 April 2021 27 April 2025
Pippa Gibbs Appointed by GB/board 28 April 2021 27 April 2025
Nicki Hooker Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020 24 November 2024
Brad Dooley Appointed by GB/board 30 June 2019 29 June 2023
Helen Roy Elected by school staff 15 November 2018 14 November 2022
Derek Archer Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2018 23 January 2022
Ranjit Sohal Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2018 23 January 2022
Patricia Olney Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 1 December 2017 1 December 2021
Bernard Crease Appointed by GB/board 20 November 2017 19 November 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Kempston West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 018C
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