Establishment Batford Nursery School

URN: 117068

Local authority nursery school

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Holcroft Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 5BQ
Local authority
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Sarah Hedges
Phase of education
School type
Local authority nursery school
Gender of entry
URN: 117068, DfE number: 919/1006
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 17 October 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Not applicable
Date last changed / confirmed
15 September 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
Rachel Angus Appointed by LA 26 May 2021 28 January 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Laura Roma Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 27 May 2021 26 May 2025
Laura Williams Appointed by GB/board 27 May 2021 26 May 2025
David Pickford Appointed by GB/board 15 March 2017 14 March 2025
Nicholas Woollard Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 July 2020 15 July 2024
Hazel Anne Jones Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2019 9 October 2023
Phillipa Margaret Evans Elected by school staff 15 November 2018 14 November 2022
Stephanie Lane Appointed by GB/board 24 October 2018 23 October 2022
Sarah Hedges Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Georgina Wesley Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2020 15 September 2021
Anita White Governor Appointed by GB/board 25 January 2020 22 July 2021
Patricia Everett Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 8 May 2019 25 May 2021
Rachel Angus Governor Appointed by LA 29 January 2019 25 May 2021
Aoife Collister Governor Elected by parents 13 November 2019 31 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
St Albans
Harpenden East
Parliamentary constituency
Hitchin and Harpenden
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
St Albans 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
St Albans 002C
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Free school meals

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